How does Norfolk County Council know that cost of raising A1101 Welney Wash road is prohibitive?

16:30 31 January 2013

WITH regard to your article on Welney Wash (January 25).

If Mr Rands of Norfolk County Council has not looked at the cost of raising a causeway recently, how does he know that the cost is likely to be prohibitive?

In my experience of building similar structures in East Africa, a causeway built of low grade granular material protected with stone, together with a series of Armco-type culverts to allow the flood water to flow freely, would solve the problem.

I realise that the cost of the structure has to be balanced against the cost and inconvenience of having to make considerable detours.

For a main road to be out of use for more than 10 per cent of the year in this day and age is not acceptable.

ANDREW PALLANT

St Martin’s Road

Wisbech

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