New stretch of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road opens

The new section of the road will open at 6am on 21st December Credit: Mike Page

Another stretch of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road is to open before Christmas.

The 7.5km section of dual carriageway between the A140 Cromer Road and the A1151 Wroxham Roa opens to traffic on Thursday morning (21st Dec).

It now means two thirds of the road has been finished, two months ahead of schedule.

"I am extremely pleased, not to say relieved. A week ago the weather turned against us and for a while it seemed unlikely that we would make up the lost time. Since then, the team has pulled out all the stops, and it is a great credit to Balfour Beatty and our own staff that the next 7.5kms of dual carriageway will be open before Christmas."

– Ian Taylor, Project Manager for Norfolk County Council

Better weather over the last few days has allowed the completion of white lines and road studs and other outstanding works.

Inspections by the construction team have confirmed that remaining minor works will be finished in time.

"Having two-thirds of Norwich NDR open by Christmas - two months ahead of schedule - is a tremendous achievement. That's eight and a half miles of dual carriageway helping people get around, easing pressure on other routes and supporting businesses."

– Cllr Stuart Clancy,Vice-Chairman of Norfolk County Council's Environment, Development & Transport Committee