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Third Crossing for two towns

Third Crossing (published 25 Nov 2020

Lowestoft’s Gull Wing secured Government approval (and £73.39million) on 25 Nov 2020, work to start in Spring 2021.It will be necessary to aquire the land and then sign the Contract with building and civil engineering contractor, Farrans. Archaeology surveys have already taken place on site and further preliminary groundwork will continue in the coming months, to allow construction work to begin in the spring of 2021. The Gull Wing is planned to open in the summer of 2023.

Local leaders commented:

  • Councillor Matthew Hicks, leader of Suffolk County Council, was “Delighted”

  • Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney, said he would “like to commend Suffolk County Council on their commitment to this project and to the town.”

  • Councillor Steve Gallant, leader of East Suffolk Council said “Lowestoft and the region should be proud of all the ambition and vision being developed to support local residents and businesses, from the town’s Masterplan to the flood defence works. The Gull Wing will be iconic and be a statement of intent for the future of the town.”

Engineers Farrans have also secured a contract to build a third crossing at Gt Yarmouth. The bridge will link the A47 at Harfreys roundabout with the Port Enterprise Zone.

Other flood defence projects - The bridge projects in Yarmouth and Lowestoft come on top of projects to improve flood defences on the East coast.

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