BAM Nuttall and Farrans Construction are given the permission to start the construction works for the £121m Great Yarmouth bridge project starting from January 2021. Norfolk County Council has approved the project works to start.
Third River Crossing at The Great Yarmouth is expected to transform the town including improving links to the port and enterprise zone, and easing traffic congestion. BAM Farrans JV was selected for the £75m main construction contract for the twin-leaf bascule bridge.
The selection was done in January 2019 and development consent was secured in September 2020. The works start in early Jan 2021 following confirmation from the Department for Transport on 25th November 2020.
The government is contributing funding with £98m for the new bridge. The project is expected to complete with an overall cost of £121m while the rest of funding coming from local sources. BAM Farrans will begin the works with the upgrading of William Adams Way.
The initial works also include the construction of a new roundabout. With expectation of completion stated to be early 2023, the new bridge will then be open to traffic.