March 7 2014 Latest news:
Alex Hurrell, Reporter
Sunday, December 22, 2013
New road signs aimed at preventing further bridge bashes in North Walsham may be put in place next year.
North Walsham Town Council is in talks with Norfolk County Council’s highways department about better signs to alert lorry drivers to the height of the town’s Cromer Road and Norwich Road railway bridges.
The move follows a number of incidents during the year when high vehicles became stuck underneath the bridges, blocking the two major roads for long periods and disrupting rail travel while safety checks were carried out on the structures.
Town councillors believe the position and visibility of some of the current warning signs are not ideal.
They have until the end of January to bid for up to half the cost of new signs from the county council’s highways improvement fund.
Members also agreed to include in their bid cash for solar-operated flashing signs telling drivers their exact speed. These would be placed in areas of the town where speeding is a source of concern.