Thorpe St Andrew

Heartsease roundabout project is completed

Just Regional
May 3, 2024 2 mins read

Months of disruption for motorists, businesses and residents have come to a welcome end with the completion of a £4.4 million revamp of the Heartsease roundabout.
The Norfolk County Council project started in September last year and saw a full closure of the roundabout from April 13. Up to five weeks, until May 18, had been allowed for the final phase but contractors finished ahead of this date.

MAJOR PROJECT: Work has been taking place at the Heartsease roundabout since last September. Picture: HSR PHOTOGRAPHY

Graham Plant, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport at the council, said: “I’m delighted to be able to say that we have now completed these important safety improvements at Heartsease.
“I know it’s been a particularly long period of disruption for all those living, working or travelling through the area and I would like to say thank you once again for everyone’s patience, both since the work began and during the recent closure period.”
The roadworks have impacted businesses in Plumstead Road and surrounding streets, led to diversions for motorists and buses, and affected local residents.
The project has changed the roundabout’s alignment so there is only one lane going round and a single lane entry and exit at all five junctions. Other additions include new crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.
Mr Plant added: “The completed project is designed to bring significant safety improvements to the area, which had a poor accident record and no proper crossing facilities on three of its five approaching roads.
“These changes have not only addressed these issues but have also connected the local community and will make travelling through the junction much easier for the many residents, business customers, school children and commuters, who use it.”
See www.norfolk.gov.uk/heartsease for further information about the project.

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