Safety work to start soon on notorious Cromer bridge

A scheme to boost the safety of pedestrians crossing a road bridge on the edge of Cromer will begin at the end of the summer.

Cromer town, district and county councillor Hilary Thompson told the town council that the enhancements to the A148 Holt Road bridge had been agreed by Norfolk County Council.

The project will provide dropped kerbs and marked walking areas on the busy bridge, which does not have any pavements and is the only route into Cromer for people living along the stretch of road.

Campaigners have long been pressing for a footbridge to be built to enhance pedestrian safety.

But last year, county council officials said the potential �500,000 cost was 'simply not affordable' - leaving residents to settle for the less costly option.

Speaking to town councillors on Monday May 28, Mrs Thompson confirmed that the work would begin, and added: 'You need to be aware that the idea of a footbridge is not off the horizon. It's still being looked into.'

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