The £450k plan to resurface Yarmouth Road in Thorpe St Andrew

Yarmouth Road. Photo: Google Maps.

Yarmouth Road. Photo: Google Maps. - Credit: Archant

A £450,000 four-week project to resurface one of the main arterial roads out of Norwich will get underway later this year.

Families living along Yarmouth Road in Thorpe St Andrew have been calling for it to be resurfaced for more than year, as it is in a poor state of repair with several potholes.

The road works will involve replacing both the surface and base course layers of the road from Thunder Lane to Primrose Crescent, near to the post office.

The work is scheduled to start on June 1 and take around four weeks. During that time, parking on the road will be suspended and a temporary 10mph speed limit will be put in place.

Norfolk County Councillor Ian Mackie said: 'This has been reported time and again as a road in dire need of repair. One part of the road was repaired a while ago but this section wasn't.

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'It's a main arterial route coming in and out of Norwich and it has a high level of traffic which has contributed to the deterioration.

'While it's going to be disruptive in June, I think residents will welcome the short-term pain for a longer-term gain.

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'It does need to be a major resurfacing as anything less will just end up being a false economy and I'm delighted at the news it is finally going to be done.'

John Fisher, who lives in Yarmouth Road and is a Broadland District Councillor, said: 'The road has got massive potholes in it and has been in a poor state for a good 18 months.

'My neighbours have been raising it with me for some time.

'I cycle sometimes and it's horrendous for cyclists.'

Mr Fisher said residents had also been asking for Norfolk County Council's highways department to review the yellow lines and parking restrictions along certain parts of the road at the same time, to help make it safer, particularly near to the Common Lane junction.

• Do you have a story about Thorpe? Call reporter Kim Briscoe on 01603 772474.

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