Residents in Great Yarmouth are being asked their views on proposals to speed up bus journeys and improve traffic in the town.

The plans could see Norfolk County Council remove three sets of traffic lights along Southtown Road, at the junctions with Gordon Road, Tollgate Road and Boundary Road.

The work would also include upgrades to crossing facilities and pavements in the area.

Residents can view the proposals and complete an online survey at or contact the council directly if you require an alternative format.

The consultation is live until Tuesday, May 28, and the project webpage will be kept up to date with the latest progress and information.

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Great Yarmouth Mercury: Graham Plant, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport at Norfolk County Council.Graham Plant, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport at Norfolk County Council. (Image: Jamie Honeywood)

Councillor Graham Plant, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport, said: “Through our Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) we’re committed to improving bus services and sustainable transport facilities across the county and this is the second infrastructure scheme to be proposed in Great Yarmouth under this funding.

“This project seeks to build on the fantastic progress we’ve already made with the low fare cap and a number of new and enhanced bus services introduced across the region and we’re keen to know what local people think of these latest proposals”.

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Great Yarmouth Mercury: Councillor Mike Smith-Clare.Councillor Mike Smith-Clare. (Image: Archant)

Councillor Mike Smith-Clare, local member for the area, said: “Please participate in this consultation in order for your views to be heard. I’m committed to not just listening to them but more importantly working with residents to improve their local area."

Previously, members of lobby group East Norfolk Transport Users Association (ENTUA) have said Great Yarmouth is being overlooked by the BSIP. 

Funding for the Southtown Road project is through the county council’s BSIP, which was awarded nearly £50m from the Department for Transport (DfT) to improve bus services and infrastructure facilities throughout the county, including in Norwich, King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth.