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St Williams Way/Thunder Lane cycle access and road safety improvements

Start date: Monday 1 June 2020
Completion: 18 September 2020

This work involved the area around St Williams Way, Thunder Lane and Laundry Lane in Thorpe St Andrew. 

The project aims to improve the local cycle route known as the green pedalway, whilst improving general access and safety for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists alike.

The scheme was delivered by Transport for Norwich using money awarded from the Department for Transport's Transforming Cities fund.

Project details

  • Carriageway resurfacing of St Williams Way from 82 metres northwest of Thor Loke and 135 metres southeast of Margaret Crescent. Thunder Lane between Thunder Close and Brenda James Close and 60 metres of Laundry Lane from its junction with the Ring Road
  • Construction of new raised tables in the junction of Thor Loke
  • Construction of a new 1.8-metre-wide mandatory cycle lane with separator islands, from 80 metres west of Thor Loke to Laundry Lane (including the Laundry Lane Slip Road)
  • Resurfacing of the eastern pavement on Thunder Lane between St Williams Way and Plumstead Road
  • Provision of new 'at any time waiting' restrictions on St Williams Way, Thor Loke, Thunder Lane and Laundry Lane
  • Changes to the Thunder Lane/St Williams Way signalised junction including the removal of the central islands and the segregated left turn lane into Thunder Lane
  • Upgrade of traffic signal equipment and modifications to pedestrian crossings
  • Construction of new pedestrian island west of Thor Loke to aid pedestrians crossing St Williams Way and widening of the existing pedestrian island west of the Laundry Lane junction
  • Carriageway widening on St Williams Way
  • Widening of the existing southern pavement on the Ring Road between Laundry Lane and Thorpe Avenue

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