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Next section of Norwich Northern Distributor Road may still open before Christmas

PUBLISHED: 15:08 15 December 2017 | UPDATED: 08:57 16 December 2017

Another part of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road has now opened. This picture shows the section between the A1067 and A140.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Another part of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road has now opened. This picture shows the section between the A1067 and A140. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2017

The next section of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road could still open before Christmas, despite recent weather, council bosses hope.

The stretch from the A1067 Fakenham Road and the A140 Cromer Road opened last month.

Officers at Norfolk County Council are hoping traffic will start using the section from the A140 to the A1151 Wroxham Road next week.

The joint Balfour Beatty and Norfolk County Council construction team agreed that, with better weather forecast, it should be possible to recover from the setbacks caused by the bad weather.

Heavy sleet and hail, followed by a freeze that left the newly-laid surface covered in thick ice on Tuesday, made weather-sensitive tasks and verge works impossible, but conditions are now improving.

A final decision will be made next week, but officers hope it could open on Thursday.

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