Norwich roundabout receives major upgrade

September 14, 2017 by  

Over £1.5 million will be spent on the improvement of a roundabout in Norwich.

The roundabout is located on the ring road, so the disruption for motorists will be significant. Printing services in Norwich can be used when the public needs to be told about changes to the local infrastructure. The work on the roundabout is scheduled to be completed by April 2018.

Mike Stonard, a city councillor with a responsibility for transport, said:

“We really appreciate people’s patience while work takes place and are confident that all road users will notice the benefits once work finishes. Our team on site will be doing everything they can to keep disruption to a minimum.”

Martin Wilby, who chairs the transport committee at Norfolk County Council, is clear that the scheme will be beneficial for travellers. He explained that the journey times of motorists and bus passengers could be reduced by the initiative. Approximately 40,000 vehicles have been using the roundabout on a daily basis, while congestion is high during rush hour.

The idea behind the construction work is that the gains will not be restricted to travellers in vehicles. Pedestrians and cyclists may win from the development of widened footways and crossings.

The design of the fresh layout was enabled by partnership working. The county council cooperated with the city council to make the plans come together.