Wymondham to Hethersett cycle link

Start: Monday 27 November 2017

Expected finish: Spring 2019

This project will create a new 3.3km pedestrian/cycle path between Wymondham and Hethersett along the B1172.  The new path will link to existing pedestrian/cycle infrastructure at either end and provide a high quality 7km route from Tuttles Lane, Wymondham, to the Thickthorn roundabout just outside Norwich. 

Details of overall scheme

  • Building of new 3.3km shared-use pedestrian/cycle path between Wymondham and Hethersett
  • Widening existing footway to create a 3m-wide shared-use path
  • Realignment and narrowing of the junctions of New Road and Norwich Road (west and east) to reduce entry and exit speeds of vehicles
  • Installation of low-level street lighting columns to illuminate the new facility
  • Relocation of the pedestrian refuge at New Road to improve access to and from the bus stop opposite
  • Additional drainage

Reasons for work

  • Wymondham and Hethersett are both due to see significant development over the coming years. The facility will provide a high quality cycle and pedestrian link between areas of new housing and Norwich city centre.
  • The scheme is on the blue pedalway, linking Wymondham and Sprowston
  • The scheme aims to encourage more people in the area to use sustainable transport

Phasing

Work on the overall scheme will take place in phases – additional notices will be issued to provide more information on the future phases.

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