NDR Traffic Update No 62 – 24-hour working during A road closure
05 October 2017
Ten nights and nine days of intensive 24-hour working begins on the A1151 Wroxham Road tomorrow evening (8pm Friday 6 October) as Norwich Northern Distributor Road teams set out to make the most of the longest A road closure during construction of the A1270 NDR dual carriageway.
Wroxham Road will be closed to all traffic, including cyclists and pedestrians, from 8pm on Friday, 6 October until 6am on Monday 16 October. Traffic will (from the Norwich direction) be diverted along Norwich Ring Road on to Salhouse Road, with separate light vehicle and HGV diversions from Rackheath (view the plan). The diversion routes are expected to become very congested, especially during peak hours, and traffic will also increase significantly on other routes in the area, including minor lanes.
The A1151 closure is to allow construction of a drainage culvert through Wroxham Road, and will also be used to complete as much work as possible on the NDR/Wroxham Road roundabout. Norfolk County Council and Balfour Beatty apologise for the unavoidable disruption and inconvenience that this closure will cause.
Plumstead Road pavement work resumes
Work on extending the north-side pavement on Plumstead Road at Thorpe End will resume under temporary traffic lights on Monday 9 October. The scheme, which includes a mini-roundabout and drainage improvements at the junction with Broadland Drive, will take four weeks to complete.
A140 Cromer Road
After a short break following the re-routing of A140 Cromer Road traffic over the new bridge, temporary traffic lights will return on the A140 as needed. This is to allow as much work as possible to be carried out before a series of overnight closures (8pm to 6am) of the A140 to tie-in the existing road to the new junction, beginning on Monday 30 October. The number of nights needed will depend upon progress.