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Southtown Road Bus Improvement scheme

Norfolk County Council is asking for feedback on proposed changes to Southtown Road in Great Yarmouth. This page explains more about the proposal and how to take part in our consultation.

This project is part of a series of improvements we're making around Norfolk, 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 (BSIP) 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 and the current £1.50 fare cap across the wider Great Yarmouth area (£2 countywide), we hope that more people will choose the bus for their everyday journeys in and around the town.

What's being proposed and why

This project is making changes along Southtown Road by removing the traffic signals at the junctions of Gordon Road, Tollgate Road and Boundary Road, as well as installing a new pedestrian crossing south of the Gordon Road junction. This improvement aims to improve the flow for all traffic, reduce delays and improve journey times and punctuality for buses at the same time, whilst also making it easier and safer to cross the road.

How to comment

View the proposals in detail and complete the online survey.

If you have a queries or require an alternative format please email


The deadline for comments is Tuesday 28 May.

Next Steps

We will then 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. This webpage will be kept up to date with the latest progress and information.


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 along Southtown Road. You can read more about our work on the Bus Service Improvement Plan by visiting