Roadworks cause chaos on school run for parents

Roadworks on Bull Close Road, Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Roadworks on Bull Close Road, Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Parents are concerned for their children's safety as they try to navigate roadworks on a busy school run route.

Roadworks on Bull Close Road, Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Roadworks on Bull Close Road, Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Magdalen Street is closed between Magpie Road and Cowgate as part of traffic-signal upgrades and a £280,000 cycle-contraflow scheme, close to Magdalen Gates Primary School on Bull Close Road.

Kerrie Farmer, 33, who lives on Oak Street, said: 'You can't really see where the traffic is coming from and is difficult to get a pushchair through the diversion.'

Harriet Thackeray, 24, from the north City area, said: 'When I walked past yesterday I saw people having to walk on the road to get to the school. It is quite dangerous on the school run as there is no where safe to cross.'

Kenyata Perkins, 25, who lives near Magdalen Road, added: 'It is quite difficult to cross at the moment, but it should all be better when it is finished as the bikes won't go on the pavements as much.'


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A spokesman for Norwich City Council said: 'Public safety is an important part of any work being carried out in the city.

'With this in mind, a temporary alternative walkway, barriers and signage have been in place since the project began.

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'In light of recent concerns raised by parents, we have also asked our contractor to provide a member of staff to be on hand in case there are any queries at peak times for the school.'

Work in the area should be completed early next week.

What do you think about the roadworks? Write (giving your full contact details) to: The Letters Editor, Evening News, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE or email EveningNewsletters@archant.co.uk

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