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Detail of Tombland works unveiled

29 July 2020

Walking and cycling in Norwich receives a further boost as government backs Tombland improvement plans.

The Department of Transport (DfT) have given the go ahead for work to commence on £2.5m changes to Tombland and Upper King Street ahead of a final decision on the council’s application to the Transforming Cities Fund on behalf of Transport for Norwich partners.

The project seeks to create more pedestrian and cycle friendly routes, improve the area’s overall appearance and reduce delays for buses. The second phase will also involve the demolition of the disused public toilets.

Councillor Martin Wilby, Norfolk County Council’s cabinet member for highways and infrastructure and chair of the transforming cities joint committee said: “I am delighted that we’re able to progress work early on this key city centre scheme, building further on walking and cycling improvements already delivered across the wider area. It is also very encouraging in terms of our overall bid to DfT which we hope to know the outcome of soon”.

The plans linked below show the latest artist impression of how the area could look following completion and the various elements of work included in phase 1 of the project, which will start on Monday 10 August for 14 weeks. The overall completion is expected in March 2021.

The county council apologies for any disruption while work is carried out, which will require a temporary road closure and bus stop relocation on inbound routes.

Further information on this project can be found at

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