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Options put forward for Boundary Road crossing

24 September 2021

Plans to create a better connection across the busy Norwich outer ring road have been put forward for public consultation, with two options on the table to make it safer and easier for those travelling on foot or by bike.

The new cycle and pedestrian crossing is planned on Boundary Road at its junction with B&Q. One option is to upgrade the junction at the B&Q car park, while retaining the existing pedestrian crossing on Boundary Road near the junction with Vera Road. The other option is to install a new cycle crossing connecting Vera Road to Rye Avenue, which would also retain the same existing crossing.

Cllr Martin Wilby, Chair of the Transport for Norwich joint committee and Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Transport, said: “Currently there are no crossings over this section of the outer ring road, meaning the project will provide a much-needed direct route for cyclists accessing the city from Hellesdon.

“Following feedback from the committee, both options retain the existing Vera Road crossing but we’d like to hear from those who live in or travel through the area on the proposals in general and which is their preferred option. Both are designed to create a safer and easier cycling route and improve crossing facilities for pedestrians at the junction with B&Q.”

Residents in the immediate project area have been written to with details of the proposals and information on how to share their views. The deadline for comments is Sunday 10 October 2021, after which responses will be carefully considered and the outcomes reported back to the Transport for Norwich (TfN) Joint Committee.

The joint committee is chaired by Norfolk County Council and made up of councillors from TfN partners Norwich City, Broadland District and South Norfolk councils.

You can find out more about the proposals and take part in the consultation on the Boundary Road webpage. This page will be kept up to date with the latest progress and information.

This project is part of a wider programme of infrastructure changes in the Greater Norwich area, which was agreed by the county council’s Cabinet last year and is funded by the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Transforming Cities Fund. As we deliver these projects, we are carrying out a series of public consultations to help identify any issues for consideration when finalising the plans we put forward for construction.

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