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Two major road improvement schemes are to begin in West Norfolk this year.

Norfolk County Council has confirmed resurfacing work on the A1122 at Marham and at Downham Market is scheduled.

The Downham project is part of a multi-million pound maintenance programme made possible by £22m highways funding for Norfolk from Department for Transport announced in May, a council spokesman said.

Expected to cost around £140,000, the work should start in March and the approach to the level crossing will be resurfaced.

Details of any road closures and diversions will be made known nearer the time, the council said.

The work at Marham follows a successful bid for £3.5m from the department’s Challenge Fund.