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Karen&Mike
Jan-27-2022 @ 11:02 PM                           Permalink
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So, the road would have overtaking opportunities to reduce poor driving and the risks of collisions, but there would still be a bottle neck when those two lanes of traffic reach the roundabout ?

I'm not sure if the objective therefore is to improve road safety or traffic congestion ? Having not read the latest article yet, I'd best give it some attention ! Lol

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My question exactly since all the slower vehicles that you have overtaken on this wonderful mega expensive dual carriageway will sit behind you in the queue for Runham roundabout for 10-15 min.
And had you not overtaken them, then you will sit behind them in the same queue for Runham roundabout for 10-15 mins. You might have gained fifty feet.

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

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It is local council spin to encourage you to believe they are doing something on your behalf.
It's all been seen before and will no doubt end with the same result!
I am getting tired of our media pushing these wonderful stories of turning our dreams into "reality" as it says in the article when this is just another attempt at lobbying national government to spend on infrastructure they are not bothered about using money that they don't have.
Much better use of tax payer money is to send the Foreign Secretary and her cronies to Australia on a "private" 200 seater jet for half a million! I must find out if she stayed at the same hotel as Novak Djokovic!

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Jan-28-2022 @ 7:29 AM                           Permalink
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Latest updates on Runham roundabout plans.Updated Plans
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Jan-28-2022 @ 10:27 AM                           Permalink
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I have commented to GYBC and Highways on these roundabout plans previously.
It would appear that there is either nothing they can do about the problem or they have not investigated the problem thoroughly enough.
Watch the roundabout at times of heavy traffic and you can clearly see that the congestion is caused by those ultra important VIP's who believe that they should have priority over everyone else coming up the right hand lane from the Station/ASDA junction and then doing a full circuit of the roundabout to effect a left turn to cross Breydon bridge instead of continuing straight ahead towards Acle or turning right towards the hotel/industrial area.
Their selfish action prevents those that have arrived at the roundabout from Breydon bridge or the Acle straight from entering the roundabout in a timely manner creating the tailbacks that I an sure we have all experienced. Until this antisocial manoeuvre is eradicated congestion shall continue.

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Jan-28-2022 @ 11:43 AM                           Permalink
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There are plans to improve the junction at the Runham roundabout.
https://www.a47alliance.co.uk/assets/Great-Yarmouth-Brochure.pdf

The saga of the Acle straights will I fear go on forever. I find it astonishing that a place the size of Great Yarmouth still has such poor road and rail access. Improvements have been made in recent times but the level of infrastructure development has historically been very poor when compared with Norwich.

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Jan-28-2022 @ 1:52 PM                           Permalink
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Thanks for plan.
I'm not sure it will help traffic leaving the Acle Straight towards GY or Breydon Bridge.
I can see one advantage though, with the queue now being on a dual carriageway it will only be half as long.

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Jan-28-2022 @ 2:06 PM                           Permalink
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“the congestion is caused by… doing a full circuit of the roundabout to effect a left turn to cross Breydon bridge instead of continuing straight ahead towards Acle or turning right towards the hotel/industrial area”

The majority of the users of the right-hand lane are travelling to Norwich, the few who do your “trick” to turn left (and yes, I’ve done it myself to avoid being trapped in left-hand lane chaos at the station/Asda traffic lights) are hardly the cause of congestion!

And is it illegal?

Peter

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Very true. One will just get to the pinch point that much quicker. We must be grateful that Norfolk Line is no longer in the mix.

Dwile Flonker

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It will give me something to look for next time I am stuck and bored queuing at the roundabout.

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

Henry Ford

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