Dereham Road (A1074) bus lane near Grapes Hill junction

Norfolk County Council is asking for feedback on proposed changes on the approach to the Dereham Road and Grapes Hill junction in Norwich.

Overview

This project is part of a series of improvements we’re making in the city, aimed at improving bus journey times and reliability of services across our public transport network. We’re using funding awarded to us by the Department for Transport for our Bus Service Improvement Plan to invest in infrastructure at strategic locations, relieving specific areas of congestion that affect buses so we can deliver better, more punctual services. Through these changes, along with funding for additional and extended services, the current £2 fare cap and zero-emission buses, we hope that more people will choose the bus for their everyday journeys into and around Norwich.

This scheme is making changes to Dereham Road on its approach to its junction with Grapes Hill. It is designed to create more space for buses and general traffic to help relieve congestion, which currently can cause delays for all road users. If approved for construction, we expect to see an improvement to journey times for all those using the junction, helping to improve reliability for bus services in the process.

How to comment

To find out more about the proposals and the reasons behind them, please visit the survey page below.

Take the survey

Large print and alternative formats are also available on request by emailing transportfornorwich@norfolk.gov.uk.

Next Steps

The deadline for comments is Thursday 22 February and we will carefully consider all responses ahead of advertisement of the formal Traffic Regulation Orders needed to deliver the project. This will be done in consultation with the local county council member and cabinet member, as appropriate. The webpage above will be kept up to date with the latest progress and information.

Background

The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded the county council nearly £50m of funding for its Bus Service Improvement Plan, aimed at improving bus services and infrastructure facilities across the county. The plan includes measures such as integrated travel hubs, new and more frequent services and bus priority infrastructure schemes such as this project at the Dereham Road and Grapes Hill junction. You can read more about our work on the Bus Service Improvement Plan by visiting www.norfolk.gov.uk/busstrategy.