Concern over state of Norwich’s Unthank Road

Concerns have been raised about the condition of one of the main roads into Norwich, but councillors have admitted it is impossible to say when it might be resurfaced.

The state of some parts of Unthank Road was raised by Nelson ward Green party councillor Bob Gledhill during a question and answers session at a meeting of Norwich City Council last night.

Bert Bremner, cabinet member for neighbourhoods south and west, acknowledged the poor condition of Unthank Road, particularly between Trinity Street and College Road but said there was only limited cash available to maintain C class roads such as Unthank Road.

He said: 'Given a likely reduction in structural maintenance funding in 2011/12, and given other roads in need of treatment, it is impossible to say with any clarity when a resurfacing scheme for Unthank Road is likely to come forward.'

However, with road classification in Norwich due to be reviewed, he said it might be possible to move the road up the priority scheme by effectively classifying it as a B road.

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