The development of a Norwich Western Link, to connect the Broadland Northway, formerly known as the Northern Distributor Road (NDR), from the A1067 to the A47 west of Norwich, is one of our top infrastructure priorities. Since construction began on the Broadland Northway there have been sustained calls to fill in the ‘missing link’.
The Norwich Western Link would provide a higher standard route between the western end of Broadland Northway and the A47 and significantly improve travel between these two major roads. Traffic congestion, rat-running and delays to journeys are all significant issues on minor roads to the west of Norwich and there is strong support from the public, the business community, emergency services, local councils and MPs for a link road to be created.
In July 2019, we confirmed a preferred route for the Norwich Western Link - a new 3.9 mile dual carriageway road. For more information on the preferred route, see About the Norwich Western Link.
We aim to start construction of the Norwich Western Link in late 2022 and to open the road to traffic in 2025.