King Street

Start: Tuesday 4 January 2022

Expected completion (phase 2): April 2022

Download the Public Information Notice to find out more, including details of traffic management, road closures and diversion routes while work takes place.

Norfolk County Council and the Transport for Norwich partnership asked for feedback on proposals to improve the King Street area for pedestrians and cyclists.

In March 2020, we carried out an initial consultation on a proposal to convert King Street to one-way from its junction with Rouen Road to Music House Lane and to provide a southbound contraflow cycle lane.

After reviewing the consultation feedback, we removed these elements and proposed a simplified scheme, which includes footpath widening, with associated carriageway narrowing, along the length of King Street. The aim is to create an environment where more people choose to walk and cycle, reducing the dominance of space allocated for motor vehicles.

Following further consultation in January 2021 the revised plans went before members of the Transforming Cities Joint Committee in March 2021 where councillors approved the scheme for construction.

View the report and minutes – agenda item 6

You can view the revised plans and the letter to local residents, which provides further detail on the proposed changes, on the links above.

Construction is now focused on the area in front of Dragon Hall following completion of phase 1 works in December 2021.

Background

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 www.norfolk.gov.uk/transformingcities

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