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Have your say on proposed improvements at busy Norwich junction

Norfolk County Council, 18 May 2023 00:00

Norfolk County Council and the Transport for Norwich (TfN) partnership are asking for feedback on a series of proposed improvements for the area around Dereham Road between Cadge Road and Norwich Road, including improvements to the Larkman Lane/Marl Pit Lane signalised junction.

The project aims to encourage walking, cycling and greater use of public transport by improving the reliability of bus services and providing safe access to local shops etc for everyone travelling through the area. The scheme also aims to improve connectivity between different modes of travel and reduce congestion, particularly on the outbound lanes of Dereham Road.

The proposals include a new section of outbound bus, taxi and cycle lane on Dereham Road between Cadge Road and the Larkman Lane approach, advanced stop lines for cycles on Larkman Lane and Marl Pit Lane and new wider crossings to allow all those on cycle or foot to safely navigate this busy junction from all sides.

Councillor Graham Plant, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport said: "These latest proposals support our mission to encourage walking, cycling and greater use of public transport and meet our longer term goals to reduce congestion and pollution across the county".

Proposals also include new bus shelters with passenger information displayed in real time, pavement widening, a new car club bay, improvements to road markings to improve flow of general traffic and the introduction of formalised time limited parking at the parade of shops on Dereham Road.

Implementing these improvements would require the shortening or removal of right turn lanes on some approaches and the removal of an existing pedestrian refuge in order to accommodate the new bus lane, with a new refuge proposed in its place further along Dereham Road.

Cllr Maxime Webb, local councillor for the area said:  

"I encourage as many people as possible to comment on these proposals to provide a full picture of how you use the local area to enable officers to ensure the scheme is right for our community".

Please visit  to view the plans in more detail and complete the online survey before Monday 5 June.

Alternatively you can contact the Transport for Norwich team on 0344 800 8020 if you require an alternative format.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded £32m of funding to TfN from the Transforming Cities Fund to deliver a range of schemes across Greater Norwich. These projects aim to improve access to jobs, training and retail by supporting improvements to sustainable modes of transport, while also responding to issues around air quality. More information about our application to the DfT and all the proposed schemes can be found at . You can also read more about previous, current and future TfN projects by visiting

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