Plans to overhaul a busy city road to improve bus journey times and ease congestion have been revealed.

Norfolk County Council is looking to carry out a series of changes to Yarmouth Road at its approach to the roundabout with Pound Lane in Thorpe St Andrew.

Norwich Evening News: Yarmouth Road in NorwichYarmouth Road in Norwich (Image: Google Maps)

The project would include the creation of a larger mini roundabout and the installation of double yellow lines between house numbers 173 and 183.

It would also see the existing zebra crossing outside number 182 replaced by a new signal-controlled crossing outside number 148 and the installation of formalised, unrestricted parking bays for six cars outside houses 169 to 173.

New double yellow lines outside 167 are also proposed, immediately after the existing bus stop and between house numbers 142 and 144, with the parking bays outside the post office to be extended from eight to nine spaces.

Norwich Evening News: Yarmouth Road is set to be reorganised by the county councilYarmouth Road is set to be reorganised by the county council (Image: Google Maps)

Double yellow lines could also replace the existing 'H-bar' road marking between 150a and 152, with the bus stop and shelter outside 150a moving to outside 144 and 146.

The changes are a part of the council's Bus Service Improvement Plan, which is being funded by cash from the Department for Transport.

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It comes as Yarmouth Road continue to be plagued by traffic congestion - particularly during peak hours - which often causes delays for those travelling by bus.

The council hopes the overhaul will help relieve traffic jams and "deliver better, more punctual" bus services.

Norwich Evening News: The proposed changes to Yarmouth RoadThe proposed changes to Yarmouth Road (Image: Norfolk County Council)

A letter from the authority told locals: "It is designed to create more space for buses and general traffic to help relieve congestion, which can cause delays for all road users.

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"By improving flow for all traffic, this will reduce delays and improve journey times and punctuality for buses at the same time."

City folk can take part in a public consultation on the plans via the county council's online survey, or ask for a hard copy of the survey by calling or emailing the authority.

The deadline for comments is Wednesday, March 20.