Vinces Road and A1066 junction in Diss, to receive funding to help ease traffic problems | Latest Norfolk and Suffolk News

PUBLISHED: 16:02 22 January 2018

Vinces Road junction in Diss PICTURE: SABRINA JOHNSON

Vinces Road junction in Diss PICTURE: SABRINA JOHNSON


A South Norfolk city is about to receive nearly a million kilos in funding to help deal with lengthy operating traffic problems which have introduced distress for motorists.

The junction between Vinces Road and the A1066 at Victoria Road in Diss is commonly the reason for lengthy tail backs and delays for commuters.

But now the infamous bottleneck is one among two schemes in the city to receive cash from Norfolk County Council, in a bid to cut back congestion and enhance traffic circulate.

On January 19, the council’s atmosphere, growth and transport committee introduced it could be allocating £650,000 for enhancements to the Vinces Road junction and £250,000 for a brand new hyperlink highway between Station Road and Nelson Road.

MP for South Norfolk Richard Bacon, who has campaigned for a number of years for enhancements to be made praised the council’s choice, he mentioned: “The funding shall be very welcome information for Diss residents, employees and commuters.

“The Vinces Road junction with Victoria Road has long been a running sore for Diss. It is disgraceful that drivers have had to spend in excess of 40 minutes queuing in their cars just to get out onto the A1066.”

Vinces Road-based Midwich, one among Diss’s largest employers, is simply one of many companies whose workers will profit from the enhancements.

Simon Evetts, head of UK amenities and well being and security at Midwich mentioned the corporate was very happy that some type of traffic aid was being organised to deal with the traffic problems endured each day.

He added “The Midwich Group is increasing throughout the UK and into Europe and as far afield as Australasia, nonetheless, we see our operation in Diss as the bottom of this increasing world group and that’s the best way we want it to keep.

“The adjustments to Vinces Road will hopefully help cement these ideas as we transfer ahead.

“In essence, we are extremely pleased with these proposals and the fact funding has now been approved. We look forward to many more successful years based on the estate.”

The cash being invested in Diss’s roads kinds a part of an additional £20 million which is being spent on Norfolk’s roads over the following 4 years.

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