NDR Extra

                                                                    No 18 - October 2017


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Wroxham Road closure starts 8pm Friday!

One of the most disruptive closures during construction of Norwich NDR begins at 8pm on Friday (6th) when the A1151 Wroxham Road closes to all traffic - including cyclists and pedestrians - for a full nine days. (See right-hand column for diversions.)

Work will be going on day and night to cut a wide trench through Wroxham Road to install a deep drainage culvert. The road will reopen no later than 6am on Monday 16th.

The original plan was to bore under the road without a closure, but this would require even deeper pits each side of the road, and keeping these pumped dry would risk damage to an environmentally sensitive area, including The Springs fishing lakes.

Work on Wroxham Road

The closure will also be used to complete the Wroxham Road roundabout, where work is pushing ahead this week (pictured today). The aim is to avoid, or at least minimise, the use of temporary traffic lights after the road reopens.


Bridge naming and blessing, Spixworth

The Bishop of Lynn, Bishop Jonathan Meyrick, last Thursday revealed that the bridge carrying Buxton Road over the A1270 NDR at Spixworth will be called ‘’Woodlands Bridge.’

Bridge naming and blessing at Spixworth

Bishop Jonathan visited and blessed the bridge as part of his Prayer Pilgrimage in the Deanery of Norwich North.The name was chosen by Spixworth Parish Council after children from Woodland View Junior School, Spixworth, came up with a shortlist of three:

  • Flightpath Bridge, reflecting the bridge’s position on the approach to Norwich Airport,
  • Jetway Bridge, for the same reason,
  • Woodlands Bridge, reflecting both the name of the school, and the large amount of native tree, shrub and hedgerow planting that will be going in on the approach embankments over the coming autumn and winter.

As well as carrying vehicles over the new road and providing a separate path for pedestrians and cyclists, and Woodlands Bridge provides a ‘dark corridor’ for bats. Solid metal hoardings along the parapets are designed to block out the headlights of traffic approaching on the A1270 NDR.


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Wroxham Road closure - light and HGV diversions

Light traffic will (from Norwich direction) be diverted via Norwich Ring Road, Salhouse Road and Green Lane West. 

However, the 7.5 tonne weight limit on Green Lane West means that HGVs – including those serving Rackheath Industrial Estate – must continue on Salhouse Road to Salhouse and use to the B1140 to re-join the A1151 at Wroxham. The diversions will operate in reverse for traffic heading towards Norwich.

Expect disruption and delays...

The diversion routes will be very congested, especially at peak hours, and the surrounding road network will also be under pressure as people try to avoid the area. These will include minor connecting roads to the B1150 N.Walsham Road and to Salhouse Road.

Please allow plenty of time for important journeys.


Green Lane West weekend closures - 21/22 & 28/29 October

Green Lane West will be closed at its junction with the A1151 Wroxham Road to allow the completion and tie-in of the new junction.

The work is scheduled for the weekends of 21/22 and 28/29 October, starting at 7am each Satruday and ending no later than 7pm each Sunday. During the closure, Green Lane West traffic, including HGVs to the industrial estate, will have to come in from the Salhouse Road direction. Access from Wroxham Road will be restored between the weekend closures.


Plumstead Road lights and November closure

Work to extend the north side pavement on Plumstead Road, Thorpe End, will resume on Monday. This scheme includes a mini-roundabout and improved drainage at the junction with Broadland Driver. The work will take around four weeks, and temporary traffic lights will often be needed.

A further closure of Plumstead Road will be needed to complete the realignment of the road to connect with the NDR link road roundabout. This is likely to take place during November, lasting for up to four weeks.


Horsford right turn ban gets legal backing

The 'No Right Turn' from Church Street, Horsford, on to Holt Road has become a legal requirement.

The County Council has obtained a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order banning right turns, reinforcing the signs that until now have only been advisory. Anyone wanting to turn right can loop around the nearby New Drayton Lane roundabout. The aim is to reduce queues on Church Street.. Enforcement will be by the police,