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Prince of Wales Road/Rose Lane

Phase 4: Prince of Wales Road

Start: Tuesday 27 August 2019
Expected completion: Sunday 25 October

Phase 3: Eastbourne Place/Mountergate

Start:  Tuesday 23 April 2019
Completed: end of August 2019

  • Eastbourne Place one-way reversed to allow traffic from Mountergate to turn right onto Prince of Wales Road. Traffic signals removed at the Rose Lane/Eastbourne Place/Mountergate junction.
  • Creation of a new turning head from Prince of Wales Road onto Rose Lane to allow access to Mountergate
  • Prince of Wales Road reduced to one lane between St Vedast Street and Eastbourne Place to allow for citybound cycleway, footway widening and lengthening of loading bay
  • New on-carriageway cycle lane on Rose Lane between its junction with Prince of Wales Road and Mountergate to tie in with recently-completed cycle lane
  • Creation of a new public space at Eastbourne Place with enhanced landscaping and lighting. Pavement widening in the surrounding area.
  • A new bus stop on Prince of Wales Road to replace Riverside Road stop
  • Closure of St Faiths Lane to motor vehicles at its junction with Prince of Wales Road, maintaining two-way cycling and pedestrian access. Access for vehicles will be via Cathedral Street and Recorder Road.
  • Carriageway resurfacing throughout the area

Phase 2: Rose Lane

Start:  Monday 7 January 2019
Completed: Early May 2019

  • Installing a cycle track on Cattle Market Street
  • Removing the Rose Lane bus lane and keeping two lanes for buses and general traffic
  • Providing wider pavements and an off-carriageway cycle track on Rose Lane
  • Landscaping and provision of loading bays on Rose Lane
  • Improving pedestrian and cycle crossings

Phase 1:  King Street

Start:  October 2018
Completed:  December 2018

This phase of work pedestrianised the section of King Street between Prince of Wales Road and Rose Lane, creating a new high-quality link for those on foot and bike. The reduction of car movements from side roads will help address congestion on Rose Lane.  Scheme plans are available on this page.

Background to proposals

We consulted on proposals for changes to the Prince of Wales Road/Rose Lane area of the city throughout February 2018.  Scheme plans are available on this page.

The Norwich Highways Agency Committee approved proposals for the area at their meeting on 7 June 2018. 

Proposals put forward were informed by detailed traffic modelling and represent what’s best for the city in terms of traffic flow and pedestrian/cyclist provision.

The impact of the other city centre changes has been taken into account and this data shows that the original strategic proposal (from 2009) to remove general traffic from Prince of Wales Road and make Rose Lane two-way no longer delivers the objectives of this scheme.

The overall scheme will be delivered in a series of phases. The final order and timing of these phases will be decided once feedback from the consultation has been reviewed. It is likely that the first phase to be delivered will be Rose Lane/King Street as early as September 2018, with Mountergate following in early 2019.

In terms of funding, currently, £2.6m of Local Growth Fund money has been secured to deliver these changes. Detailed costs will be calculated when the final designs are drawn up, which will incorporate changes in response to the consultation where appropriate. Any additional funding needed to deliver later phases of the project will be applied for as needed.

Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council members of Norwich Highways Agency Committee (NHAC) approved these proposals for consultation at their meeting on Thursday 18 January 2018.

Overall objectives of city centre changes

Proposed changes around the Prince of Wales Road/Rose Lane are of the city are the last in a series of measures, which includes Chapel Field North, St Stephens Street, Westlegate and Golden Ball Street.

The objectives of these schemes are to:

  • Reduce levels of traffic using routes through the city centre that don’t have origin or destination there
  • Improve local air quality
  • Improve public realm – more pedestrianised areas/encourage more journeys to be made on foot
  • Improve public transport services and journey time reliability
  • Improve economic vitality of business and retail centre

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