Proposals to improve traffic flow in two busy areas of Norwich are now open for public comment and feedback.
Both Dereham Road and the centre of Eaton and Cringleford are due for investment through Transport for Norwich, with Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council calling for feedback on the details of the schemes.
The aims of changes in Eaton and Cringleford include reducing traffic speeds to 20mph, installing traffic signals either side of Cringleford bridge that respond to the flow of traffic in each direction, and simplifying pedestrian crossings in the centre of Eaton. The project is designed to address the needs of general traffic while improving journey times for buses and providing better infrastructure for cyclists and those on foot.
Across the city at the Dereham Road/Sweet Briar Road roundabout, changes are being proposed that will reduce congestion for all traffic, improve pedestrian crossing facilities and provide a better environment for cyclists. By increasing the efficiency of the junction, proposed work also aims to improve the reliability and journey times for bus services in the area.
Councillor Bert Bremner, city and county councillor and vice chair of Norwich Highways Agency Committee (NHAC), said: “An important part of finalising proposals on these schemes is to get feedback on them from those using the area, whether they’re drivers, cyclists, pedestrians or bus passengers.
“Information and comments received through the consultations can then help us fine tune the plans and hopefully iron out potential issues to make them the best possible solution that balances the needs of all road users.”
To find out more about the projects, how to comment and to view the associated plans, visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/derehamroad and www.norfolk.gov.uk/eatoncringleford.
The deadline for responses on Eaton and Cringleford is Friday 4 November, while the Dereham Road/Sweet Briar Road consultation runs until Monday 7 November.
Following any amendments to the plans as a result of the consultations, the final proposals for both schemes will be submitted to NHAC to seek approval for construction.