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Temporary traffic management measures could be introduced as part of coronavirus restrictions in a coastal town.

Drivers are being warned to expect delays on a busy road as repair work is carried out for two weeks.

The air ambulance and police are currently on the scene of a crash.

Fears a town could be gridlocked have been raised as work to supply 5,000 new homes with electricity could close a “vital route” for up to ten weeks.

“Nightmare” road closures put in place to help social distancing have been slammed by frustrated businesses and shoppers.

Drivers have been urged to think carefully about where they leave their vehicles this weekend, after a bus found itself stranded across a junction - unable to pass parked cars.

A couple who scooped a £1 million lottery scratchcard prize have traded in a world tour for a campervan trip to - among other places - Great Yarmouth.

Campaigners are celebrating after a new bus route was announced to replace one which had been dropped over the coronavirus lockdown.

Rising fuel prices has seen some Norfolk drivers paying as much at the forecourt as they did at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Drivers are being warned to expect delays as a busy road is closed with traffic diverted for resurfacing works.

Police have brought in new traffic flow measures in a North Norfolk coastal village after a large number of tourists flocked to the area on Friday.

Emergency services are dealing with a crash, which has closed a busy main road.

Councillors in a village close to the proposed Norwich Western Link say the road is “inevitable” and “a price worth paying”.

Work which could see a “much-needed” bypass built on one of the region’s main roads is set to begin.

Heavy traffic is being reported around Norfolk and Waveney as people rush to the coast to bask in one of the hottest days of the year so far.

Drivers are being warned of delays as a road is closed and traffic is diverted.

Parents are facing uncertainty over how their children will get to school in September, as spare seats on school buses cannot currently be offered for sale.

Work has started on one of the largest schemes made possible from an extra £22m highway funding with dozens of roads across the county set to see improvements.

Bosses at Greater Anglian and Network Rail have given their final update on services during lockdown – explaining how trains are now running normally again and how they are prepared for an increase in the number of passengers.

Plans for the Norwich Western Link have been branded “gold plated” and overpriced, as a Norfolk MP came out in support of the scheme.

A string of potential changes to roads and footpaths on the route of the Western Link Road have been revealed today - as a fresh wave of consultation on the controversial road begins.

Level crossing barriers at Manningtree have been completely knocked off their hinges following a collision with a lorry causing disruption to both road and rail services.

A busy road outside a school will be closed as a town faces more disruption.

Cows on a track have disrupted a train service.

Another city centre bus service will resume next week to ensure workers and shoppers can travel directly into Norwich.

When Greater Anglia replaced its traditional Intercity trains with new Stadler modern trains at the start of this year, it looked like the end for its carriages which had carried millions of passengers for many years.

Rail services to Norwich from Cambridge and Stansted Airport have been hit with disruption after a passenger pulled the emergency stop and jumped off a train.

A Norwich railway bridge which is among the 10 most struck bridges in the region will be fitted with a CCTV system as part of £190,000 investment to reduce train delays.

A couple who ignored a demand for a £160 parking charge for stopping for 15 seconds have been threatened with bankruptcy, a bad credit score and debt collectors.

A call to ban or limit cars on more of the city centre’s roads and outside Norwich schools has been welcomed - but councillors decided not to hold a vote on it.

A council leader says his authority was “blindsided” by a decision which meant they were not able to carry out bat surveys along the route of the mooted Norwich Western Link road.

A main road in Norfolk whose surface resembles a “badly-made bed” is set for £2.8m of improvements.

A call is being made to ban or limit cars on more of the city centre’s roads - and outside Norwich schools.

Drivers are being warned that they could face delays as a road is closed and traffic is diverted next week.

Motorists have hit out at the parking charge appeals system after a foodbank driver was among the latest to have his appeal rejected.

Parking will be suspended and temporary lights put in place on a village road while roadworks are carried out.

Vehicles travelling through a village in mid Norfolk have been forced to divert their routes after a water main burst.

Parking will be suspended and temporary lights put in place on a town centre road while roadworks take place.

More than 180 buses in Norwich could be converted from diesel to electric, if an attempt to secure more than £40m from a government pot is successful.

Schemes to get people in and around Norwich cycling and walking would be “fast tracked”, should the government give millions of pounds for transport changes in the city.

Families living where a new zebra crossing is being installed have accused council bosses of ignoring warnings it will lead to extra noise and pollution.

Drivers faced lengthy diversions after railway barriers malfunctioned and blocked a busy A-road.

A community has been reassured that a vital bus service is set to return to an estate.

Emergency roadworks are causing delays for drivers in Norwich.

Drivers and cyclists have been warned that a road on the edge of Norwich will be shut for almost eight weeks as part of a £900,000 safety scheme.

Work has been completed on the first phase of a £1.9million Norwich water scheme but a route into the city remains closed.

Drivers have been warned that part of the A47 will be closed tonight (Friday, July 10).

Campaigners trying to stop the Norwich Western Link say a report, stating 80pc of carbon savings through cleaner cars will be wiped out by road building, demonstrates why the scheme should be scrapped.

The government is set to announce it will continue to support rail companies until March 2022 as public transport struggles to cope with the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis.

A £13.4m link for buses to get from the University of East Anglia to Norwich Research Park and a £5m plus car club expansion are among casualties of the government’s decision to pick other cities ahead of Norwich in sharing out more than £1bn.

Bus operators say the government should move its advice away from telling people to largely avoid public transport as services return to normal.

People will be able to have their say over elements of the controversial Norwich Western Link, which would connect the Northern Distributor Road to the A47, later this month.

Police caught a number of drivers speeding on Norfolk’s roads - and also arrested an A47 driver who tested positive for drugs.

Work to repair Great Yarmouth’s Haven Bridge, which will cost £1.2m, will be carried out after Christmas, council leaders have said.

A woman in her 20s was killed in a crash on the A140 which left three others with potentially life-changing injuries.

The A140 remains closed after a serious crash left people requiring rescue from their vehicles.

Part of a busy road will be closed for three weeks for resurfacing.

A north Norfolk council has announced the closure of a town centre road to aid social distancing.

The potential reintroduction of rail services between two Norfolk towns has been hailed by campaigners as the “biggest game changer in a generation”.

Norfolk has been given about £100,000 less than ‘disappointed’ council bosses thought they would get from the government to make changes to roads to keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

An MP is calling for improved safety at railway crossings after a near miss between a train and multiple cars.

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