Plan ahead for city centre roadworks

Drivers are being asked to plan ahead for a three-week lane closure on Cattle Market Street in Norwich, which begins next week.

Between Monday 25th February and Sunday 17th March, Cattle Market Street will be closed northbound, downhill from Ber Street, while construction of a new pedestrian crossing and segregated cycle path takes place.

The work is the latest stage of Transport for Norwich changes to improve traffic flow and pedestrian and cycle facilities on Rose Lane, which forms part of a wider project in the Prince of Wales Road area.

Councillor John Fisher, Norfolk County Council chair of Norwich Highways Agency Committee, says: “If you need to access this area of the city centre by car over the next few weeks, please take a few minutes to find out more about the work and diversion. As much as possible has been completed overnight and while the area is open to help minimise the length of the closure.

I’d also like to ask drivers to allow extra time and plan alternative routes where possible to help reduce the impact on the network. We understand that it will be a disruptive and frustrating time for those affected and really appreciate people’s patience while work takes place.”

St Vedast Street, which was closed for the first phase of work to Rose Lane, has been reopened and traffic management on Prince of Wales Road will be removed before this phase begins. Access to John Lewis car park will be unaffected, while Castle Mall and the other city centre car parks will be open as usual but accessible via the signed diversions.

Access for residents, pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained at all times and every effort will be made to open the road ahead of schedule.

For more information, including a diversion map and access information, please visit