UK government offers funding to build A140 Long Stratton Bypass

WCN Editorial Team 26 Jul 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The UK government has agreed to provide £26.2m funding for the construction of a new A140 Long Stratton Bypass in Long Stratton, the UK.

The project involves construction of a new 4.1km-long bypass road to the east of Long Stratton to offer smooth journeys in the city.

This new road will ease congestion through the Long Stratton, reduce noise and air pollution. It will also help to provide better accessibility to the town centre for cyclists and pedestrians.

The new A140 Long Stratton Bypass will support plans for 1,800 new homes as well as the development of new employment land in the area.

This investment is part of the government’s efforts to boost transportation links across the country with an aim to build back from the Covid-19 pandemic.   

The new bypass will significantly reduce journey times and have 50mph to 60mph of speed limits.

Three new roundabout junctions along with a new footbridge will also be constructed for the pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road safely.

The project is estimated to cost nearly £37.4m and the remaining £9.2m will be provided by the Norfolk County Council.

Norfolk County Council highways, infrastructure and transport cabinet member and Transport East partnership member Martin Wilby said: “The A140 through Long Stratton is a real pinch point that affects thousands of road users and the people who live and work in Long Stratton, on a daily basis.

“We want to deliver this vital scheme as soon as possible to cut congestion, help the local economy and vastly improve this major regionally important route linking Norwich and Ipswich.

“The bypass is set to create hundreds of new jobs and homes, open up improvements for cycling and walking, and solve traffic and transport issues local people have been facing for more than a generation.”

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UK government offers £26.2m funding to build A140 Long Stratton Bypass. Credit: esudroff from Pixabay.

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