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Work to boost access to North Walsham Waitrose

PUBLISHED: 14:15 03 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:15 03 April 2013

Waitrose supermarket at North Walsham.

Waitrose supermarket at North Walsham. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2012

Work will begin on Tuesday May 7 on road improvements that were part of the deal that enabled Waitrose to develop a supermarket on the edge of North Walsham.

The works on the A149 Cromer Road will take place from the junction with Suffield Close to the junction with the new store. They include:

■ Construction of two new bus stops including shelters, 2.5m wide footways and a pedestrian crossing point with pedestrian refuge

■ Upgrading the existing island at the Waitrose access road to create a new pedestrian crossing point

■ Improvements to the pedestrian crossing facilities at Suffield Close, Bradfield Road and the access to Travis Perkins

■ Construction of a new pedestrian crossing point on the A149 near to the junction with Greens Road

■ Widening the existing dropped crossing points on either side of the access road near to the store entrance and installing tactile paving to help visually impaired pedestrians

■ Extension of the street lighting at the location of the new bus stops and pedestrian crossing point to the northwest of the store access road to cover the new stops and crossing point

The work, which is being paid for by Waitrose, is expected to take a total of four weeks.

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said: “The traffic management required for the works has been carefully considered to minimise disruption to residents, businesses and motorists in the surrounding area.

“Multi-way traffic control will be used at various stages during the works and during these periods motorists may experience delays on Cromer Road, Greens Road and the Waitrose store access road.”


  • So not connected to NCC and the Waitrose road improvements. When there's a gas leak the gas board, or whatevere they call themselves these days, comes along, digs holes and (hopefully) mend the leak. The work of filling the hole in and putting some sort of road service is contracted out to some other company who turn up after a while and do a poor job. Not sure what happens if NCC contractors arrive to do their work and find two gas board holes in the way!

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    Chris Booty

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

  • I would like to know who the Norfolk Council spokesman is. The road at the end of Suffield Close has been dug up for several days with at least two large holes and there is no work in progress. Traffic exiting Greens road has to take pot luck on the direction of travel. There is no way the road will be open in four days and any further work will lead to even more disruption. The current situation is due, I believe, to a gas leak.

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    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

  • When they do this work I hope they won't forget the kerb warning signs, we would not want some poor policewomen to trip on them would we !.

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    "Bin here all me life"

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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