Yet another of Norwich's busy roads is set to be dug up, after a £1m plan for a major shake-up was revealed.

Plans for changes to the area around Queens Road, including at the busy St Stephens roundabout, have been unveiled by Norfolk County Council.

It follows months of roadworks around the city in recent months, including the controversial £6.1m revamp of St Stephens Street and work at the Boundary junction on the ring road.

The council says the latest project would speed up journey times and reliability for buses entering Norwich Bus Station from Queens Road.

Proposals include the creation of a short length of bus lane on Queens Road for buses turning left.

Eastern Daily Press: Proposed changes to the Queens Road area of NorwichProposed changes to the Queens Road area of Norwich (Image: Norfolk County Council)

The carriageway along Queens Road would be widened to create space for the bus lane, while allowing two lanes for other traffic.

Lanes on the approach to St Stephens roundabout would be widened by moving the traffic island on St Stephens Road.

And new lane markings on Chapelfield Road would be installed to get vehicles into the correct lane.

A new pedestrian crossing would be installed at the Queens Road bus station entrance.

And the loading bay outside the Travelodge hotel would be, in the words of the council, be "simplified" to remove the separator island.

Changes would be paid for using a slice of the £32m of Transforming Cities cash awarded by the Department for Transport and Bus Service Improvement Plan cash.

Consultation over the plans is at until Sunday, August 6.

Eastern Daily Press: Graham Plant, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructureGraham Plant, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructure (Image: Newsquest)

Graham Plant, council cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport, said: "These proposals build on the investment we’ve already made in our sustainable transport infrastructure across the city.

"As a result, bus passengers are benefitting from faster journey times on our network and plans for the Queens Road area will extend these into the heart of the city and a vital transport hub."

If approved work would begin in early 2024.