Opportunity for locals to give Lowestoft Third Crossing feedback begins

Many locals are desperate for the crossing to be built so that traffic congestion is eased. Picture:

Many locals are desperate for the crossing to be built so that traffic congestion is eased. Picture: WSP. - Credit: Archant

Local residents and business owners are being handed the chance to have their say on the proposals for the much-anticipated Lake Lothing Third Crossing in Lowestoft.

Many locals are desperate for the crossing to be built so that traffic congestion is eased. Picture:

Many locals are desperate for the crossing to be built so that traffic congestion is eased. Picture: WSP. - Credit: Archant

Members of the community can now also watch a video of a virtual flyover, providing viewers with a visual representation of what the bridge will look like and how it will slot in amidst Lowestoft's existing infrastructure.

It is hoped that the crossing point, which would see a new link between the north and south sides of the town, would significantly ease traffic congestion at the A47 Bascule Bridge and the Mutford Lock bridge in Oulton Broad - the two current crossing points.

Suffolk County Council's leader Colin Noble (letf) and assistant director for infrastructure and was

Suffolk County Council's leader Colin Noble (letf) and assistant director for infrastructure and waste Bryn Griffiths (right) discuss the plans with project manager John Barnard. Picture: Thomas Chapman - Credit: Archant

The local councils are also optimistic that the new development would provide a focal point for the town and potentially help to regenerate the area.

On Monday (September 4) Suffolk County Council leader Colin Noble officially launched the start of the public consultation period, which will allow the community to express concerns and give feedback on the plans.

The third crossing will see a new link between the north and south sides of Lowestoft. Picture: Thom

The third crossing will see a new link between the north and south sides of Lowestoft. Picture: Thomas Chapman - Credit: Archant


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'It's an opportunity over the next six weeks for people to view the plans and give their opinions,' said Mr Noble.

'There's no doubt that there is going to be a traffic impact at the two existing roundabouts at either end of the crossing, and we want residents from all the local roads to have an input on that, as well as the design of the bridge.'

It is hoped that the new development would provide a focal point for the town and potentially help t

It is hoped that the new development would provide a focal point for the town and potentially help to regenerate the area. Picture: Thomas Chapman - Credit: Archant

Anyone looking to give feedback on the proposals can fill out a survey online or attend one of the consultation meetings.

For more information on the third crossing, as well as the dates and times of the consultation events, click here.

The two existing crossing points at the A47 Bascule Bridge and the Mutford Lock bridge in Oulton Bro

The two existing crossing points at the A47 Bascule Bridge and the Mutford Lock bridge in Oulton Broad are plagued by traffic problems. Picture: Thomas Chapman - Credit: Archant

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