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Monday, March 25, 2019

The final bill for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road will come in under the revised budget of £205m, say council bosses.

The rise in the number of people killed or seriously injured in crashes on Norfolk’s roads has led to calls for more urgency to tackle the tragic toll.

One of Norwich’s busiest roads will be closed in one direction for two nights so it can be resurfaced, with drivers facing a lengthy diversion during the work.

Average speed cameras are set to be installed on the A149 between King’s Lynn and Snettisham this summer

Miles of some of the most beautiful treks through Norfolk can now be explored ‘virtually’, after council bosses joined forces with Google to capture 360 degree images of the trails.

A councillor has said he is sick of discussing the long-awaited third river crossing for Great Yarmouth and says the council should “just get on with it, rather than thinking about seagulls”.

Scores of communities across Norfolk are to benefit from more than £390,000 of transport investment from the county council.

A public consultation has revealed most people support plans for a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth.

Splash the cash on the western link - this is the main message from a consultation into joining the Northern Distributor Road to the A47 west of Norwich.

Drivers and other road users are facing disruption and diversions around Norwich this month, as a multi-million pound power project and more than £500,000 worth of resurfacing work get under way on the city’s streets.

A proposal to make Great Yarmouth a terminus for a new Stansted airport rail line is “unlikely” until at least 2025, a Norfolk county councillor has said.

Transport bosses have found little to no support for the introduction of cameras and a reduced speed limit along the Acle Straight, after it was considered - and quickly dropped - as one way to improve transport in Great Yarmouth.

Work on dualling the Acle Straight could begin in 2023, campaigners have been told.

Norwich City Council will not be considering whether to reverse a recent decision to back the proposed road to link the Northern Distributor Road to the A47 - after a motion seeking a u-turn was withdrawn.

They are the bane of many a driver’s day, but new figures show Norfolk County Council is actually the fastest council to repair potholes in East Anglia.

A £4.4m roundabout is to replace a junction at a notorious crash blackspot could be built by the autumn, after the scheme was granted planning permission.

New speed cameras are to be introduced on the road where the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car crash.

An attempt by campaigners to hold a minute’s silence for victims of climate change at a council meeting came undone - when councillors ignored their request and continued the meeting.

All four potential routes for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road Western Link will cause “unnaceptable” damage to vital habitats for animals, plants and birds, wildlife watchdogs have warned.

A crash blackspot could be made safer thanks to a new £1.2m roundabout, after it was picked to benefit from a share of £20m being pumped into Norfolk’s roads.

Money for a £1m revamp of Norwich bus station, a new £1.5m roundabout and more cycle routes is being sought from a multi-million pound pot of government cash.

The contractor who will develop Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing has been announced by Norfolk County Council.

Almost 600 people have told council bosses how they think the Norwich Northern Distributor Road should join the A47 to the west of the city.

The final bill for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road might not be known until six months from now, it has emerged.

Sky-high fares, an unreliable service, and cheaper alternative transport options are all being blamed for a significant drop in rail passengers in Great Yarmouth over the last five years.

Ramblers, dog walkers, runners and cyclists have been prevented from crossing a bridge along a scenic path after it was closed following health and safety concerns.

Council bosses have insisted they are well-stocked to keep Norfolk’s roads gritted this winter, but will be hoping there for no repeat of the Beast from the East.

Work starts tomorrow on the first of several schemes funded by government millions.

A consultation has today been launched on possible routes for the link to join the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47.

Visitors to Great Yarmouth will be treated to a smarter welcome following a major revamp of the town’s train station forecourt worth £710,000.

People can soon have their say over the possible routes for the link to join the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47.

People will be able to have their say over potential routes for the road which would join the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 within weeks.

Pot-holes are to be filled in on Norfolk’s weathered roads, thanks to a £13m budget boost for the county.

The search continues for eco heroes to enter this year’s Eco Awards to win cash prizes and tablet devices.

The potential routes - and the multi-million pound price tags - for the road which would join the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 have been revealed.

The replacement for the tip where people in Norwich take their rubbish and recycling could be built next to the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

A trailblazing map to help visually impaired bus travellers has been unveiled at Norwich’s bus station.

A question mark hangs over whether a major Norfolk road will get a share of a war chest to improve the nation’s highways.

Work has begun to restore and preserve a mill first built in the 1880s as efforts to use the site as an educational resource take shape.

Public transport is what money most needs to be invested in Norwich, according to the results of a survey, with measures to tackle congestion taking second spot.

A popular coastal bus route is among a host of rural services under threat because there are too many people using it with a free bus pass, the firm’s boss claims.

An administrative blunder means consultation over the proposed £121m Third River Crossing at Great Yarmouth will need to be extended, but council bosses insisted it will not delay the project.

The “almost daily” cancellation of early morning train services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth is damaging the seaside town, councillors have claimed.

Providing concessionary bus travel for older and disabled people across Norfolk is leaving County Hall at least £3.7m out of pocket - and councillors are to demand that the government gives them a better deal.

Three super-fast bus routes, cleaner buses and smart ticketing could be on the way to Norwich after the city was shortlisted to get a share of £840m of government cash.

Controversial changes to what people can dispose of for free at Norfolk’s tips look likely to save the council almost half a million pounds - more than officers had predicted.

Traffic counts in the west and north of Norwich have strengthened the case to complete the missing link of a major route.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays for 13 weeks as a £1.5m project gets underway to build a roundabout in Thetford.

Options for the ‘missing link’ which would connect the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 to the west of Norwich are due to be presented to the public within two months.

Traffic lights at two busy junctions in Great Yarmouth could be removed under a £8.9m package of measures aimed at cutting jams.

Accidents on the A47 caused a month’s worth of road closures between 2013 and 2018, figures have revealed.

An ongoing consultation over the £121m third river crossing for Great Yarmouth has seen about 100 people respond to it so far, Norfolk County Council has said.

With the cost of dealing with fly-tipping in Norfolk topping £1m a year, councillors will soon be discussing whether to support the delivery of a new campaign.

People can dump unwanted household chemicals at seven of Norfolk’s recycling centres during September and October.

A consultation has revealed strong support for the creation of a new road linking the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47.

This image shows how Great Yarmouth’s £121m third crossing could look when it opens to traffic in 2023.

The recycling centre at King’s Lynn could be moved to make way for the extension of a power station, where council bosses once wanted to build an incinerator.

Motions which would have suspended or stopped the charges were defeated at a county council meeting today.

Motorists using the Broadland Northway face three weeks of disruption, as the council looks to repair damage already done to the £205m road.

Drivers using roundabouts on the Broadland Northway are being monitored on camera, as council bosses look to assess their safety.

Councillors have agreed that one hundred more Syrian refugees could be welcomed to a new life in Norfolk over the next two years - so long as district councils are content with the move.

The ‘missing link’ which would connect the Broadland Northway to the A47 to the west of the city is likely to get support from Norwich councillors - but concerns remain over the impact on the River Wensum.

More than 1,700 people had their say in a consultation exploring whether the ‘missing link’ to join the Broadland Northway to the A47 should be pursued.

Drivers have hit back at a council report’s claims that drivers going too fast, rather than the design of the roundabouts, are the key reason for a number of crashes on the Broadland Northway.

Drivers going too fast, rather than the design of the roundabouts, are the reason for a number of crashes on the Broadland Northway, according to a council report.

Children have designed colourful messages, which will be displayed on a dozen school buses in Norfolk in an attempt to inspire people to cut the amount of waste they throw away.

The clock is ticking for people to have their say over whether the ‘missing’ link from the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 to the west of the city should be built.

A rallying cry has been issued to almost 200 businesses in Norfolk for them to lend crucial support for the campaign to get the A47 fully dualled.

A Norwich youngster has seen her artwork make its way onto the back of a bus as part of a recycling competition.

A bus will be spreading the message that recyclable materials can go round and round after being emblazoned with a Caister pupil’s environmental design.

The new roundabout which is replacing the most dangerous junction in Norfolk is nearing completion.

People in Norwich have been letting council officers know their views over the traffic issues to the west of the city - and the ‘missing link’ between the Northern Distributor Road and the A47.

Plans by the government to split the Norwich to Liverpool direct train link into two separate journeys has been described as ‘an insult’ by the chairman of Norfolk County Council’s environment, development, and transport committee.

People are being asked what they would want to see in a new recycling centre, as council bosses search for a replacement site for when Mile Cross tip closes.

Almost 700 people have had their say in a consultation exploring whether the ‘missing link’ to connect the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 should be pursued.

The new leader of Norfolk County Council has been elected today.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been secured to help improve traffic flow along the A140 just days after authorities agreed to press forward with the project.

The new leader of Norfolk County Council will be elected next week, hours after the Conservative group votes on who should lead their group.

A busy crossroads labelled “an accident black spot” by councillors is to be replaced by a new roundabout costing more than £4m.

County councillors are to write directly to the government as they look to safeguard Norwich’s ticket to ride to the birth place of the Fab Four.

Representatives from Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk – the three counties the A47 runs through – stand united in calling for the government to fully dual the road between Peterborough and Lowestoft, a meeting heard today.

Hundreds of people concerned about the impact of Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing on their daily lives turned out to a drop-in event this evening.

A deal which would see Great Yarmouth port serving as the base for a company building two huge windfarms off the coast of Norfolk, highlights why the government must fully dual the A47, council leaders have said.

Cliff Jordan has been re-elected as the leader of Norfolk County Council.

Consultation will start today over whether people want to see the Norwich Northern Distributor Road joined to the A47 to the west of the city.

People are to be asked whether they want to see the Norwich Northern Distributor Road joined to the A47 to the west of the city.

The opening of the final stretch of Norwich’s Northern Distributor Road - now called Broadland Northway - has sparked fresh calls for pressure to be mounted to connect it to the A47 west of the city.

The final section of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road - now named Broadland Northway - opened to traffic at 6am today.

Changes to lane priorities on one of King’s Lynn’s busiest roads is hoped to tackle traffic congestion in the town.

Preventing potholes is the goal of a planned £10.4m project to seal hundreds of miles of Norfolk roads.

The final section of the Broadland Northway, previously known as the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, will open on Monday night, it has been announced.

Do you agree with the Cllr that without more public transport, new residents will be forced to use the NDR instead?

Councils in Swaffham and the surrounding villages have added their voices to the campaign to get the A47 dualled.

A claim has been made that Norfolk County Council breached a ministerial order over the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, in not providing an action plan for a package of complementary transport measures.

From today people carrying out home improvements will have to pay to leave DIY waste at recycling centres in Norfolk.

It’s time to make up for broken promises over the A47 - that’s the message to the government today, almost 30 years after a pledge was made to spend more than £200m dualling the road.

More than £3.5m of government money is to be pumped into plugging the holes left in our roads by the harsh winter weather conditions.

People across Norfolk are today urged to leave the government in no doubt of how desperately the a fully dualled A47 is needed, by sending thousands of postcards demanding action.

Alan Partridge might not have been a fan of the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre - but a £3.3m scheme which removed traffic from Westlegate has been shortlisted for a national award.

Roadworks, which will last until September, are due to start on a busy road on the outskirts of Norwich next week.

Proposals to improve public access along a 37-mile stretch of Norfolk coast have been published.

A series of road safety improvements are to be made across the county, with more than £800,000 to be spent across more than 100 schemes.

Gritter drivers, farmers and members of the community have all been thanked for their efforts during the Beast from the East.

Highways staff, farmers and contractors who went over and above during the recent snowstorms in Norfolk are to be recognised by Norfolk County Council.

Communities across Norfolk are set to benefit from road improvements, with more than £800,000 due to be spent on almost 140 schemes.

The decision to grant plans for Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing national status to help the planning process has been welcomed by a senior councillor and MP for the town.

Stagecoach has confirmed it will stop operating a number of bus routes across the county from next month.

People carrying out home improvements will soon have to pay to leave DIY waste at recycling centres in Norfolk.

Drivers on the A47 are facing a 25-mile diversion for seven weeks for £2.2m worth of road repairs.

Superhero figures, a dolls house and an old clock are just some of the items you might find at Norfolk’s newest reuse shop.

Concern that the dualling of the Acle Straight could still be years away has prompted county councillors to send a strong message to the government that the work is crucial to Norfolk.

Controversial cuts to bus subsidies and gritting in Norfolk are on the brink of being abandoned - with money from a council tax increase saving the services.

Norfolk County Council has joined a European project to see how the county can gain greater financial benefit from the 300,000 pilgrims drawn annually to the village of Walsingham, sometimes called the ‘Nazareth of England’.

Roads across Norfolk will miss out on pothole repair and other work because £12m of a £20m fund is being swallowed up by the soaring cost of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

Norfolk county councillors have voted to stick with a controversial move to increase their allowances by 10.5pc - but how did your councillor vote?

A group which raises awareness about climate change has criticised the decision to pump more money into the budget for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

It has the unenviable reputation as the most dangerous main road junction in Norfolk, with the most injuries in the past decade.

Major roadworks in Gorleston are set to start next week along the A47.

A team at Norfolk County Council (NCC) have come up with an innovative way to encourage the region’s residents to get out and about on the network of walking trails that criss-cross the county from Hunstanton to Horsey.

Norfolk County Council is to apply for up to £100m in funding to make “much needed” improvements to the county’s A-roads.

The decision by Conservative and independent councillors to award themselves an allowance increase has been branded as “unbelievable” by one of the county’s MPs.

Scores of motorists have faced prosecution this year after the county council enforced a major crackdown on Blue Badge misuse.

A decision will be made tomorrow on whether to add £19.25m to the budget for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, as critics say money would be better spent on public transport.

A £98m pledge from the chancellor in his Budget means work could start in 2020 on a new bridge which will open up investment for the whole region.

Chancellor Philip Hammond could use the Budget to announce plans to boost the region’s infrastructure as part of a promise to “invest to secure a bright future for Britain.”

Great Yarmouth will this week find out whether its long-awaited third river crossing has been deemed worthy of Westminster backing in the Autumn Budget.

While many drivers will breathe a sigh of relief at the opening of the first section new Northern Distributor Road (NDR), others might be giving a sigh of despair at the overall money spent.

The controversial Norwich Northern Distributor Road will now cost £16.5m a mile - after the bill increased to an estimated £205m.

Drivers will be able to use part of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road for the first time - with a section of almost four miles having been officially opened.

The public is being urged to tweet their support for Great Yarmouth’s Third River Crossing using the #GY3RC hashtag.

Business leaders have said the poor state of the A47 is holding back their firms.

Two busy park and ride sites in Norwich could close - to be replaced with a single, bigger and better alternative.

A recycling centre in the middle of Norwich could be relocated next to the city’s airport.

A recycling centre in the middle of Norwich could be relocated next to the city’s airport.

Businesses in Great Yarmouth face traffic disruption over the festive season as major roadworks are delayed.

Norfolk County Council’s transport development plans for Attleborough have been influenced by public consultations in the area.

Cyclists, runners and walkers had exclusive access to a section of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) prior to it opening to traffic.

The westbound section of Norwich’s Northern Distributor Road is set to open to traffic next month.

The Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards is accepting entries for its 10th anniversary ceremony.

Cyclists will get the opportunity to use a section of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road before drivers do.

A £160m viaduct could be built to carry the “missing link” of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road over the Wensum Valley.

The first five Norfolk towns to be specially studied to see if they have good enough roads and transport to cope with thousands of new homes have been revealed.

The search is on for people who have memories of Norwich’s lost City Station and the once-busy railway lines which ran to the north and east of the county.

A multi-million pound transport scheme is the first in a series of improvements with the aim of regenerating Great Yarmouth.

A £3.5m scheme to improve journeys in and out of Great Yarmouth is set to begin in just over a week.

More than half of the £178.5m Norwich Northern Distributor Road looks likely to open before Christmas.

Today is the first day members of public can have their say on the latest plans for a new bridge scheme.

Poll Bold new design for bridge project

Friday, September 1, 2017

A bold new design has emerged for Great Yarmouth’s proposed third river crossing.

The journey of a long-lost World War One medal remains shrouded in mystery after it disappeared for decades only to emerge at a recycling centre in Norwich.

People will get the chance to get rid of those half-filled paint pots piling up in the corner of sheds, thanks to waste amnesties at the county’s recycling centres.

People have been invited to a string of roadshows about work on the A47.

Cyclists could be allowed to use more than 20 city centre streets as part of a review into access restrictions.

Dereham residents turns out in droves today to support and question Highways England’s £300 million investment in the A47.

Norwich’s Westlegate has seen a few changes over the decades - as these pictures show.

Negotiations to try to drive down extra costs added to the bill for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road must not be used as “smokescreen” to keep the public in the dark, the opposition leader at County Hall has warned.

Half a million pounds is to be split between county councillors across Norfolk to spend on small-scale improvements to roads.

There is now a “high risk” of a “significant” hike in the cost of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, councillors have confirmed - but they remain tight-lipped about just how many millions could be added to the bill.

Groups, organisations and businesses behind the new Felbrigg roundabout on the A148, near Cromer, are set to mark its completion with a celebration.

People will go to the polls on May 4 to pick who should represent them at Norfolk County Council. Dan Grimmer looks at the South Norfolk area.

A fresh bid for £3.8m to fix miles of some of the most damaged roads in Norfolk will today be lodged with the government.

Fears that Norfolk’s market towns might not have good enough roads to cope with thousands of new homes have triggered a series of special studies to tackle the potential problem.

This virtual drone footage shows how a potential third river crossing would look for Great Yarmouth.

Communities across Norfolk will benefit from a string of road improvements after more than £370,000 of funding was approved for 136 projects.

A new roundabout being built at a notorious bottleneck on one of the region’s busiest roads will drive tourism in north Norfolk.

A major dualling project on the A47 past King’s Lynn is on a wish list which will form the basis of the region’s next roads cash plea to the government

Work to renumber a stretch of the A12 as the A47 to create a continuous trunk road has finished ahead of schedule.

Long-awaited work to improve a bottleneck junction in north Norfolk is set to start next month, it has been confirmed.

One of the county’s largest bus operators believes changes to the city’s road network have led to more than 350,000 new passenger journeys.

New bridge consultation continues

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

People have less than two weeks remaining to respond to a public consultation on transport issues in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, which particularly seeks to establish how much support there is for a third river crossing for the towns.

Getting rid of Norfolk’s residual waste is costing more than £20m a year, including a bill of nearly £4m to burn rubbish at an incinerator in Suffolk, new figures have revealed.

Business leaders have said they will keep a close eye on whether the latest shake-up of how traffic uses Norwich city centre heaps pressure on the inner ring road.

For more than 100 years it served as an important transport link between Norwich and the Midlands.

Demands to improve safety on a major road have been made after 10 vehicles crashed in a single day.

Traffic will be banned from more Norwich city centre streets from next month, in the final phase of a multi-million pound shake-up.

Norfolk is on the “brink of coming to a standstill” and will “die on its feet” without further investment in roads, councillors have heard.

The ‘missing link’ on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, the Long Stratton bypass and the third river crossing at Great Yarmouth are set to be named as Norfolk County Council’s top road priorities in the years ahead.

The first of tens of thousands of trees to line the route of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road was planted today by schoolchildren and councillors.

The first of tens of thousands of trees to line the route of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road was planted today by schoolchildren and councillors.

Views on a proposal for a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth are being sought as part of a public consultation.

Six apprentices have started an 18-month programme of vocational education and practical training with highways maintenance firm Tarmac.

Consultation over options for the long-awaited improvements of sections of the A47 will not take place until next year, highways chiefs have confirmed.

The first significant cold weather of the season has arrived, with road surface temperatures due to dip below freezing throughout most of Norfolk tonight.

Impassable footpaths, rights of way which are blocked by fences, crops growing over routes and misleading signs which deter walkers from hiking.

Pressures on the city road network in Norwich will peak this Christmas and plans are being put in place to limit the impact on motorists.

An early report on what two major North Sea windfarms could mean for Norfolk is to be released to county councillors.

A new survey has found that Norfolk County Council is ranked third of 28 similar councils for residents’ satisfaction with highways and transport services - but what do you think?

School children in Ludham have been given a lesson on road safety as part of a county-wide initiative to drive down the number of deaths on the region’s roads.

The Burston Crown has been named as the overall winner of the South Norfolk Community Pub 2016.

They are places that pride themselves on serving up a great pint of beer, cooking delicious Sunday roasts, organising charity events and 
being part of their Norfolk communities.

Bad weather and delayed work could result in the Northern Distributor Road costing an additional £6.8m, it has been revealed.

Conservatives have been accused of using the balance of power at Norfolk County Council to politicise their response to flooding by attempting to oust the chair of the coastal flood working group, Liberal Democrat leader Marie Strong.

Almost 100 road repair schemes across Norfolk are set to be given the go-ahead, with cash from a new £1.5m “rapid response” fund designed to swiftly tackle traffic problems as they arise.

With its footholds, curves, ropes and ledges, this is a wall just begging to be climbed.

Two brothers who dream of swimming for England have received a cash boost to help them excel in their sport.

Excitement is building ahead of the opening of a £3.5m leisure centre which it is hoped will become a new community hub for Wymondham.

The swimming pool at Diss Leisure Centre will be closed for four days as part of planned maintenance work.

Councillors have stopped short of calling for a Norfolk-wide review of which roads lorries should be allowed to use.

Campaigners sick of lorries thundering through the region’s villages are calling for a review of which roads the vehicles should be allowed to use.

Community champions and unsung heroes from south Norfolk have been recognised at a special awards evening.

The search is on to find the best independent retailer in south Norfolk with people in Diss, Harleston and Wymondham asked to vote for their favourite shops.

All avenues to save Norfolk’s smallest primary school from closure have been exhausted, councillors have been told.

Two leisure centres in south Norfolk are opening their doors for longer to make sure people can keep fit and active in 2016.

The highest number of people in Norfolk who participate in weekly sporting activities are from the south of the county, a national report has shown.

Organisers of a discount shopping voucher scheme in four Norfolk market towns to boost shops and traders say hundreds of people have already taken advantage of offers from businesses in Diss, Wymondham, Harleston and Loddon.

Shoppers in Diss, Wymondham. Loddon and Harleston can save themselves some money over the festive period thanks to an innovative voucher scheme launched by South Norfolk Council.

They are four market towns that have kept their character over the years as they continue to draw in visitors and expand.

A slice of lottery funding will see a climbing wall set up in south Norfolk, after a popular one was sacrificed for a leisure centre revamp.

A swimming pool and sports hall in Wymondham will reopen next week after a £3.5m revamp.

Lucky winners of Tour of Britain competitions in Wymondham and Attleborough have been announced.

A village pub that prides itself on being at the heart of the community has been recognised in a unique council award ceremony.

Five pubs in south Norfolk have been named as the best in the district as part of a competition deigned to promote the region’s watering holes.

The revamped Wymondham Leisure Centre swimming pool and hall will be reopened to the public in October.

A restoration project by villagers in south Norfolk has been nominated for a national award.

Get voting for your favourite pub in south Norfolk.

People are being encouraged to vote for their favourite local in South Norfolk Council’s Pub of the Year competition.

South Norfolk Council Leader John Fuller has been re-appointed the authority’s leader and has announced his new cabinet following May’s elections.

It has been one of Harleston’s biggest talking points for years, prompting much discussion and criticism including the cost of spending a penny.

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