Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE : £24 million to boost King’s Lynn transport infrastructure (Levelling Up Fund 2) [October 2023]

The press release issued by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 23 October 2023.

£24 million from the Levelling Up Fund was provisionally allocated to Norfolk County Council. The funding will modernise local road systems and enhance public spaces by reducing traffic congestion.

STARS Southgates

The funding will support the ‘King’s Lynn Sustainable Transport and Regeneration Scheme (STARS)’ project. Improvements to the road system will enable easier entrance and smoother movement around King’s Lynn.

Plans include:

  • converting Southgates roundabout into an intersection
  • new cycle and pedestrian pathways
  • bus priority measures

The transformation of the current one-way system will

  • reduce congestion in the area, specifically on Railway Road
  • reconnect the sections of Norfolk Street
  • enhance public spaces and views for local residents

The planned improvements will help to preserve the area’s natural greenery, creating new scenic views of the South Gate and bridge.