Norwich Western Link

Scheme outline

Construction of a new road to connect the western end of the A1270 "Broadland Northway" - previously known as the Norwich Northern Distributor Road - to the A47, completing a full circuit of the city. This western section was initially going to be part of the Northern Distributor Project, but was dropped because it passed through the environmentally sensitive Wensum Valley. It will now be progressed separately.

The road will run from the A47 at Taverham Road, where an improved junction will be built, north across the River Wensum on a long viaduct. It will meet the A1067 Fakenham Road just to the west of the A1270's terminal roundabout, so orbital journeys will use a short section of the existing A1067. This section will be widened and improved.

In preparation
New road
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
DfT and Norfolk County Council


24 November 2018

According to local news reports, Norfolk County Council is opening a consultation on this scheme on 26 November 2018.

14 December 2018

The consultation for this road scheme can be found here.

11 July 2019

Norfolk County Council is set to recommend a preferred route option next week and move forward with option C, according to local press reports.

21 October 2019

Preferred route announcement made in July 2019 - option C, which would link from the roundabout at the western end of Broadland Northway (formerly the NDR), cross the River Wensum on a viaduct and join the A47 via an improved junction at Wood Lane, which forms part of Highways England’s plan to dual the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton.

Aim is to start construction in late 2022 and to open the road to traffic in 2025.

More information


With thanks to Robert Guthrie for information on this page.