Work to start on 20mph speed limit zone for Gorleston High Street

Gorleston High Street.
March 2016
Picture: James Bass

Gorleston High Street. March 2016 Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Plans to create a 20mph speed zone along Gorleston High Street will click into gear next week when preparatory work starts on the project.

The work is due to start on Monday and will last up to five days, subject to weather conditions.

Norfolk County Council describes it as buildout works and says it is necessary for the set up of the traffic safety scheme.

During the work a two-way traffic management system will be in place.

All the driveway and side road accesses within the limit of the works will be maintained at all times from one direction.

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Norfolk County Council says it apologises for any inconvenience the £6,000 works may cause.

Last June it was revealed a street-long 20mph zone and three single-lane pinch points would aim to make pedestrians safer after a council report found 64pc of accidents in the area involved pedestrian injuries.

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However, after the consultation, the subsequent report showed there was some opposition to the plans, so revised scheme will see one pinch point with a narrowing of the carriageway to 6m wide, to help slow traffic down when approaching the new 20mph limit, but it would still allow two way traffic.

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