Meeting will discuss long-awaited Brandon relief road

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Plans for a Brandon relief road will be discussed at a public meeting in January.

Plans for a Brandon Relief Road will be discussed at a public meeting in January.

MPs and council representatives will lead a discussion about plans to rectify the town’s long-running traffic problems.

Matthew Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, said: “It is vital that residents have an opportunity to voice their concerns. I am keen to hear their views about the relief road and development plans.

“The economic benefits for Brandon will be considerable, at the same time opening up the whole of East Anglia for tourism and business.”

Earlier this year Network Rail confirmed that it would contribute to the project by funding a replacement bridge across the railway. The bridge would mean a level crossing in the town would no longer be required.

The crossing has caused traffic delays through the town several times after becoming stuck in the closed position.

Thetford MP, Elizabeth Truss said: “I am keen to see a long term solution to the Brandon Rail Crossing. With future ambitions for a half-hourly service on the Norwich-Cambridge line, a more efficient system needs to be in place on the crossing.”

The meeting will take place at Brandon Leisure Centre at 6.30pm on January 10.