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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to back the proposed road to link the Northern Distributor Road to the A47 - after a motion seeking a u-turn was withdrawn.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.

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