Lowestoft’s third crossing receives formal support from council

A new sign highlighting that the land close to lake Lothing has been acquired for a major third cros

A new sign highlighting that the land close to lake Lothing has been acquired for a major third crossing in Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft's £90m third crossing received a formal declaration of support during a recent planning meeting.

A new sign highlighting that the land close to lake Lothing has been acquired for a major third cros

A new sign highlighting that the land close to lake Lothing has been acquired for a major third crossing in Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Waveney District Council's planning committee unanimously approved plans for the Lake Lothing Third Crossing last week.

The approval acts as the district council's formal response to Suffolk County Council's submitted plans for a new single carriageway bridge over Lake Lothing and a further bridge over the railway line linking Waveney Drive to Peto Way.

Suffolk County Council say the new bridge will help reduce congestion and delays on the existing bridges over Lake Lothing.

Likewise, congestion in the town centre will be reduced as accessibility is improved.


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The bridge will feature a segregated footway and cycle path to encourage more people to use alternative travel methods.

Other potential benefits include, improved reliability of public transport, a reduction in the number of traffic accidents and the opening up of opportunities for regeneration and development in Lowestoft.

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