Main surfacing works start on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road

Main surfacing works start on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road

A major milestone has been reached on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, with work under way to surface the main carriageway this week.

Work has started west of the A140 Cromer Road and continues along the whole route of the 12.5 mile road, which will stretch from the A47 at Postwick to the A1067 Fakenham Road. Whilst some Tarmac has already been laid on side roads, this is the start of surfacing of the £178.5m road’s main carriageway.

Ian Taylor, project manager for Norfolk County Council, said: “The surface going down is a transformational moment on any new road – it changes from a construction site to a road in waiting. After putting up with all the disruption, people will be itching to use the new route, but they will have to be patient for a while longer.
There’s a lot more to do even on the surfaced sections, and there are still some major challenges ahead, including completion of the big A140/NDR junction, and the elevated section over the Norwich to Sheringham railway line at Rackheath.”

More details on the project can be found here