TG1615 : Bridge construction on the Northern Distributor Road

taken 3 years ago, near to Thorpe Marriot, Norfolk, Great Britain

Bridge construction on the Northern Distributor Road
Bridge construction on the Northern Distributor Road
Here the NDR is heading towards Fir Covert Road, north of Taverham. A pedestrian bridge > LinkExternal link is in the process of being constructed (in background) to take the Marriott's Way long distance footpath over the road. The base and column construction started in July 2016, beams will be placed in November of the same year. The bridge is expected to be completed in April 2017.
The Northern Distributor Road (NDR)
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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Sunday, 24 July, 2016   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 24 July, 2016
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Paths  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1652 1570 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.7399N 1:12.1653E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1661 1567
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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