Queen’s Hills traffic chaos - a 12-minute journey took me an hour
- Credit: Archant
Maria Hilton, 36, is expecting her third child in just two months.
But she and husband Chris, who live on Pochard Drive in Queen's Hills, are already worried about how they will get to hospital once her waters break – because of the congested traffic on the estate.
'This whole situation makes me feel frustrated and angry,' she said.
'I am very concerned that if I go into labour I won't be able to get off the estate to hospital.
'My midwife has told me that if I get stuck in traffic that I should just call an ambulance from my car. But then I would be taking an ambulance away from someone who might urgently need it.'
You may also want to watch:
Two weeks ago Mrs Hilton needed to take her five-year-old son Lucas to hospital after he hit his head at school.
Yet instead of a 12-minute journey to travel five miles to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital – the journey took one hour.
- 1 Up and coming Norwich musician reaches number 13 in UK charts
- 2 Norwich hairdresser, former boxer and bodybuilder, dies from Covid
- 3 The secrets and scandals of a former Norwich hotel
- 4 Norwich Debenhams looks doomed as Boohoo to buy brand
- 5 The areas where Covid rates have fallen the fastest since lockdown began
- 6 Shock as cannabis factory found in quiet Broads' village
- 7 Cycling trail among ideas for new country park
- 8 Drink-driver caught on flyover after police spot 'worrying' driving
- 9 Bus crashes into lorry in Norwich
- 10 'We're all shocked' - Butchers shop attacked by vandals
'My whole day is based around leaving the estate, it's just ridiculous,' she said.
'If you haven't left by four o'clock every day then you can't go out until 7pm, and it seems to be getting worse.'
The Evening News has launched a campaign to get a second exit at the housing estate. You call tell us about your experiences below.