Speed checks on danger road

Highways officials have agreed to look again at the speed limit on a busy stretch of road that has seen several serious accidents in the past few months.

Highways officials have agreed to look again at the speed limit on a busy stretch of road that has seen several serious accidents in the past few months.

Police will now install speed monitoring equipment on the A148 between the Felbrigg junction and the bridge on the way into Cromer.

Officials from Norfolk County Council have also said they will conduct an assessment of the how many pedestrians currently cross the road bridge on the way in and out of the town.

It is too narrow to accommodate a footpath and pedestrians currently have to walk in the 50mph stretch of road to meet up with the next piece of pavement.

The announcement follows a meeting of officials and concerned locals at the Felbrigg junction on Friday.

More than 50 people attended the meeting including North Norfolk MP, Norman Lamb, police and council officials and a large number of local homeowners.

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Mr Lamb sought assurances that both the speed issue and the footbridge would for pedestrians would be looked into.

Speaking after the meeting he said: “I was struck by the number of people who turned out for this meeting and the strength of feeling was very clear.”

Local campaigner, Diana Meggy, who lives on the stretch of road, said she was pleased that the meeting had been so successful and highlighted the need for action.

She said: “We know that there has been eight accidents on this stretch of road this year because we have seen them.

“Three of them were serious and one man was paralysed”

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