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Roads will be closed during more than £1m of work on Norwich streets

PUBLISHED: 16:20 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 08:54 22 December 2017

Brazen Gate at the junction with Queens Road, where the council are planning some changes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Brazen Gate at the junction with Queens Road, where the council are planning some changes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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More than £1m of work to improve two parts of Norwich for cyclists and pedestrians will start next month - and will see road and lane closures.

John Fisher, chairman of the Norwich Highways Agency Committee. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives.John Fisher, chairman of the Norwich Highways Agency Committee. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives.

The latest two schemes which are part of the multi-million pound transport for Norwich project will see work in the Brazen Gate/Queens Road/All Saints Green/Grove Road part of the city and in the Chartwell Road/Spixworth Road/St Clements Hill area to the north of the city.

The £670,000 Brazen Gate scheme will start on Monday, January 8 and continue until March.

The work includes: installing a camera to enforce the Grove Road bus gate; replacing the signal crossing on Grove Road with a zebra crossing; a new zebra crossing on Brazen Gate; new cycle lanes in Brazen Gate and All Saints Green and modifications to the pedestrian crossings at Queens Road junction.

There will be lane closures on the approaches to the junction with Queens Road and Brazen Gate, starting from Monday, January 22 until completion.

Grove Road will be closed from its junction with Brazen Gate to its junction with Southwell Road from Monday, January 8 to Friday, January 19.

The £345,000 project to the north of the city will also start on Monday, January 8 and will continue until March.

It will see a dedicated signalised cycle crossing on Chartwell Road, to make it easier for cyclists crossing between Spixworth Road and St Clements Hill.

The existing pedestrian crossing will be changed by reducing the length of the crossing ‘stagger’ on the Chartwell Road central island.

Footpaths at the junction will be widened and the traffic islands where Spixworth Road and St Clements Hill meet Chartwell Road will be realigned.

During the work, Spixworth Road and St Clements Hill will be shut at the Chartwell Road junction, with diversions in place.

There will also be temporary traffic lights in place and a temporary 30mph speed limit from the Constitution Hill/Chartwell Road roundabout to beyond the entrance to Mansel Drive.

John Fisher, chair of Norwich Highways Agency Committee, said: “Construction of both projects has been designed to minimise disruption as much as possible but we do apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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