Norwich northern bypass single carriageway section rejected

A47 Postwick interchange
Image caption The bypass will run from the A47 junction at Postwick to the Fakenham road

Plans to make a short section of a new Norfolk bypass single carriageway to save money have been rejected.

The £111.1m Northern Distributor Road (NDR) around Norwich will go from the A47 at Postwick on the east of the city to the A1067 Fakenham road.

The idea was to make a short section near the A1067 single carriageway to save £1.5m.

County councillors in cabinet said the section would become a bottleneck and the idea was thrown out.

James Joyce, chair of Norfolk's transport committee, said: "It was the right and logical solution to reject a single carriageway section because that would have created bottlenecks.

"It is going to be a proper distributor road and a dual carriageway."

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