The Northern Distributor Road (NDR) :: Shared Description

Work for the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) - which has since been renamed the Broadland Northway - started on 4 January 2016, with preliminary work including the clearance of vegetation, archaeology, utility service diversions and some drainage lagoon excavations, to be continued in 2016. Along the route there will be nine roundabouts and nine main structures including an overpass taking the A140 (Cromer Road) over the NDR. Slip roads connecting to the dual carriageway via two roundabouts will have to be constructed, along with six bridges, one taking the NDR over the Marriotts Way long distance footpath, another at Bell Farm and over the A140 road, Buxton Road, Newman Road and Middle Road. Two bridges will carry the NDR over the Norwich to Sheringham railway line and Plumstead Road, south of Rackheath.

Once complete, the 20km (12.5 miles) dual carriageway, running from the A47 road at Postwick to the A1067 Fakenham Road, is predicted to take thousands of vehicles a day off "unsuitable" roads in and around Norwich, but some people doubt whether the road will have the desired effect. Supporters say that it will be a shot in the arm for the economy and reduce rat-running, whereas critics fear it will increase traffic and pollution while causing swathes of countryside to be concreted over. The £178.5m project is expected to be complete in early 2018, and indeed its last section was opened on time, in the morning of 17 April. The new road has been assigned the number A1270.

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Update: By October 2019, previously identified roosts of barbastelle bats, one of the rarest bat species in the UK seem to have disappeared in the vicinity of Felthorpe and Rackheath, with attempts to trap bats in those areas failing to land any female barbastelles and only one male specimen. Opponents of the mooted Northern Distributor Road Western Link had previously criticised the council for deciding a preferred route before bat surveys in the area were complete. The owner of a wood located on the proposed route had a Freedom Of Information request to Norfolk County Council for details of those surveys refused. (EDP, 18 October 2019)
by Evelyn Simak
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TG2809 : Blocked public footpath by Evelyn Simak
TG2810 : Closed footpath by Evelyn Simak
TG1815 : Digger south of Bell Farm by Evelyn Simak
TG2712 : View along the route of the Northern Distributor Road by Evelyn Simak
TG2614 : Seagulls on newly deposited soil by Evelyn Simak
TG2713 : New road, new signage by Evelyn Simak
TG2712 : View along Newman Road by Evelyn Simak
TG2214 : A1270 (Northern Distributor Road) by N Chadwick
TG2712 : The NDR cutting through Heath Wood by Evelyn Simak
TG2909 : This once used to be farmland by Evelyn Simak
TG2414 : Buxton Road Bridge foundations by Evelyn Simak
TG1914 : Road closed due to construction work by Evelyn Simak
TG2214 : Security fencing by Evelyn Simak
TG2214 : View down Bullock Hill by Evelyn Simak
TG1615 : "Green bridge" on the Marriott's Way under construction by Evelyn Simak
TG2909 : Landscaping adjacent to the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) by Evelyn Simak
TG2614 : Highway maintenance at rest by Evelyn Simak
TG2810 : Dumper truck on Middle Road by Evelyn Simak
TG2712 : Portable barriers by Evelyn Simak
TG1415 : New road meets old road by Evelyn Simak
TG1815 : A small road roller by Evelyn Simak
TG2909 : The NDR north of Smee Lane in October by Evelyn Simak
TG2713 : The route of the Northern Distributor Road by Evelyn Simak
TG1515 : View across Fir Covert Road by Evelyn Simak
TG2809 : Road construction on The Smee by Evelyn Simak

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Created: Tue, 9 Feb 2016, Updated: Fri, 18 Oct 2019

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