TRAFFIC LIGHTS
AT HEACHAM
OPERATIONAL 18 MARCH 2008

 

CLICK TO PREVIEW THE FORMAL OPENING OF THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS
BY THE LEADER OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL

Stella of Heacham-On-Line would like to thank Mike Moseley for these photos

 
  Introduction Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3  

 
"You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs" is an old proverb which holds true under most circumstances.  When Heacham won its lengthy battle for improvements to the the Lavender Junction on the A149 this was very much the case here as well.  However, work is now virtually complete and the lights are operational in time for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Heacham Parish Council said:

"The project is the result of a long running campaign conducted by the Parish Council along with successive Borough Councillors, County Councillors and MPs at the request of the majority of Heacham residents and visitors. The major works have been by their very nature an inconvenience, but have served an important  purpose - to provide a safer and more accessible junction for residents and visitors to Heacham as well as everyone else who travels through the junction.    The work has proceeded very much to schedule and we are delighted that the new look lavender junction will open on time."
 
In August 2005, the "Free the Heacham 5000" Campaign, led by Heacham Parish Council, demonstrated strongly in favour of improvements to the junction and similar demonstrations took place to reinforce the need for changes. These demonstrations followed years of frustration concerning access issues plus numerous near misses and actual accidents (sometimes fatal) and resulted in this roadwork development project with costs in the region of 1 million. Additional essential road improvements are planned to improve road conditions on the A149 access points into Heacham by way of Lamsey Lane later in the year.

 

Click here to see report of first demonstration held in August 2005
Click here to see report of second demonstration held in May 2006
Click here to see report of third demonstration held in September 2006

Above - Traffic lights access to Heacham, Sedgeford, Docking, Fakenham
& Hunstanton now operational


Above  - Approach Lynn Rd exit from Heacham
(18 March 2008)

Above  - Lynn Rd exit from Heacham
(18 March 2008)

Above  - The unveiled lights at  Norfolk Lavender Junction on the
A149 operating for the first time (18 March 2008)


 
All enquiries Heacham Parish Council - The Clerk - 01485 572142