Network Rail will post staff at the problem Brandon level crossing after pressure from the transport secretary.
Secretary of State Patrick McLaughlin, who visited the crossing last month, has written to Thetford MP Elizabeth Truss and West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock saying that while he cannot intervene directly in operational matters he raised it with Network Rail and the Office of Rail Regulation who are now working on a solution.
They will risk assess all crossings like Brandon with the Lidar obstacle sensors which can mistake dirt sprayed off vehicles as obstacles on the track.
He adds: “I expect Brandon to be one of the first sites to undergo assessment.
“In the interim I have received assurances from Network Rail that they intend to position additional resources at the crossing to ensure that workers are on site to reset the crossing if the Lidar sensor wrongly detects an obstacle, including full staff cover during periods of disruption on the A11.”
Elizabeth Truss said: “The scheduled diversions caused by the A11 road works will place even greater strain on this route so it is vital that it is fit for purpose.”
Matthew Hancock said: “Making sure the crossing is manned whilst work is carried out on the A11 is the right decision by Network Rail but we still need a long term solution.”
A Network Rail spokeswoman said: “As Network Rail continues its work to improve the reliability of Brandon level crossing and overcome the issues with the obstacle detection equipment, the crossing will be manned with additional resource to monitor equipment and respond to any issues that arise.
“We would like to thank the community for their patience to date as we seek to find a permanent resolution.”