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Council to seek views over £1.6m Earlham Road safety scheme

PUBLISHED: 10:35 08 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 08 June 2018

The roundabout where Earlham Road meets the outer ring road. Pic: Dan Grimmer

The roundabout where Earlham Road meets the outer ring road. Pic: Dan Grimmer

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A major road of the city 
centre is the latest to be targeted for a safety shake-up, in a scheme that would cost around £1.6m.

New cycle lanes, improved crossings and a 20mph 
speed limit for a half-mile stretch of the road are all included in proposals for Earlham Road, as part of a scheme to make the road safer for cyclists.

Council officers say the scheme will improve Transport for Norwich’s green pedalway, which runs from Bowthorpe to Broadland Business Park.

Two members of Norwich highways agency committee - Denise Carlo and Mike Stonard - both claimed they currently avoid cycling on the road when discussing the need for the improvements.

The committee has now agreed for the scheme to progress to consultation stage, which will be conducted in either June or July this year.

Following the consultation, members are expected to make a decision on the proposals in September.


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