Council bosses say disruption to drivers on Norwich ring road will be worth it

Mile Cross Lane and Catton Grove Road junction.
Photo:Antony Kelly

Mile Cross Lane and Catton Grove Road junction. Photo:Antony Kelly . - Credit: Evening News � 2008

Drivers are being thanked for their patience after work started on part of Norwich's ring road, with council bosses saying all road users and pedestrians will benefit from the changes.

The work in Mile Cross Lane and Catton Grove Road, which started on Tuesday, will take 13 weeks.The £290,000 project is part of the Transport for Norwich scheme and a spokeswoman said: 'This project will see improvements to facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as an upgrade to the main Mile Cross Lane/Catton Grove Road junction.

'The changes are designed to improve safety along the yellow pedalway and to manage general traffic at the junction more efficiently.

'We would like to thank people for their patience while this work takes place.'

The work is bringing lane closures and temporary traffic signals. A temporary speed limit of 30mph will be in place to protect workers.

For most of the work, access to properties on the south side of Mile Cross Lane will be only from the south side of the carriageway.

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For parts of the work, there will be no right turn from St Faiths Road into Mile Cross Lane and from Catton Grove Road to Chartwell Road.

Vehicles will be diverted via Chartwell Road roundabout or the Reepham Road/Aylsham Road junction.

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Catton Grove Road has been closed, 24 hours a day. until Sunday.

Council bosses say that will mean work can be carried out quickly, minimising disruption.

No through traffic will be permitted but access to properties and businesses will be maintained from Catton Grove Road only, with diversion route and 'businesses open as usual' signs in place.

Buses will also be diverted via Chartwell Road, Constitution Hill and Woodcock Road, with First services 21, 21A and 22 affected.

Bus stops on Catton Grove Road immediately south of the Woodcock Road roundabout can be used during the six-day closure.

Thirteen weeks of work in Cringleford, also part of the Transport for Norwich scheme, started on Monday. May 22

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