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Aerial footage shows progression of Norwich’s Northern Distributor Road

PUBLISHED: 16:59 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:28 21 April 2017

Progress of Norwich's NDR. Picture YouTube/DrummerDan

Progress of Norwich's NDR. Picture YouTube/DrummerDan


Aerial footage taken by two Norfolk pilots of the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) in Norwich shows the development of the new road since the pair shot their last video in March.

Mike Page and his co-pilot Dan Gay are taking videos of the 12.5-mile route from the air to track the progress of the £178.5m development. The latest video was shot April 19.

Work began on the road in 2016 and it is due to open next year.

Nearly 630 acres of farmland, 25 acres of woodland and part of the grounds to several homes and businesses, including at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum, have been earmarked as needed for the controversial road’s route.

The route has been dubbed a “road to nowhere” by critics but Norfolk County Council say it will bring a huge economic boost and transport improvements.

Earlier this month the first of ten massive beams, which will form part of the bridge carrying the road over the railway, were put in place.


  • my theory about hall lane still holds. somebody drove into one of the chicane bollards this very morning.

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    Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • the only good thing i see on that video is that the end where i live is coming on apace, and that hopefully in the not too distant future we will get what remains of our roads back. and just one more thing, the "traffic calming measures" on hall lane in drayton, does anyone else think that this road is being used as a sneaky trial?, one road barely a third of a mile long, upon which they have installed two different road narrowing schemes, a roundabout and three chicanes, it has the look of a test bed to me. which may help explain the amount of broken indicator and headlamp glass i'm seeing since it opened.

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    Friday, April 21, 2017

  • It's only a road to nowhere if you happen to want to use the missing link which a majority won't and how has it destroyed Norfolk? please keep it real.

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    Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Will look better when the Irish have laid the tarmac.

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    Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Norfolk county council have destroyed Norfolk and have just opened the countryside to greedy developers, it won't be long before the NDR won't be as congested as many roads in the city !!! Well done GEORGE NOBB for destroying the countryside

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    Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • It's very much a road to nowhere unless it links up with the Southern Bypass!! Twits!

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    Thursday, April 20, 2017

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