Road between Diss and Thetford ‘most improved’ in country

A main road between Diss and Thetford has been named as one of the most improved in the country.

The A1066 is within the top ten most improved routes, according to the annual European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) safety survey.

The survey compared serious accidents over three years from 2004 to 2006, when 17 people were killed or seriously injured on the road, with 2007 and 2009, when the number had fallen to six.

Graham Plant, Norfolk County Council's cabinet member for planning and transportation, said: 'This remarkable and very welcome improvement in safety on the A1066 followed a wide range of small improvements carried out along the whole route by the county council.'

'This work was aimed at reducing the number and severity of accidents, and measures included centre hatch markings on 'no overtaking' stretches, extra surfacing at field entrances, better signs and road markings, clearer layby edges, and the clearance of vegetation from verges.'

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