Work starting on city transport schemes
08 January 2018
Transport for Norwich work to improve two areas of the city gets underway early next week.
From Monday (8 January), improvements to both Brazen Gate and All Saints Green in the city centre and Chartwell Road to the north will make the areas easier to use for pedestrians and cyclists.
The All Saints Green area will see better facilities for cyclists along the yellow and green pedalway routes as well as improved pedestrian crossings at the Brazen Gate junctions with Queens Road and Grove Road.
On Chartwell Road, the scheme is designed to allow cyclists to cross more easily by providing a dedicated one-stage, cycle-only crossing. Work will also reduce the length of the ‘stagger’ on the existing pedestrian crossing to make it more direct for those on foot.
Councillor John Fisher, Norfolk County Council chair of Norwich Highways Agency Committee (NHAC), says: “In Brazen Gate, work will extend the benefits already brought by the transformation of Westlegate nearby, while changes on Chartwell Road will make it much easier for those on foot and bikes to cross the road quickly and directly.
“Construction of both projects has been designed to minimise disruption as much as possible but we do apologise for any inconvenience caused to road users. Please plan your journeys using the information available and allow extra time while the work takes place.”
Councillor Mike Stonard, Norwich City Council vice-chair of NHAC, says: “We really appreciate people’s patience while these projects are under construction. The outcome of better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists will build on the positive changes we’ve seen across the city, with more and more people choosing to get around by bike and on foot.”