Norfolk CC searches for contractor for Norwich Western Link road

Norfolk County Council is looking for a contractor to deliver its new £100m link road-the Norwich Western Link-which will connect two roads to the north-west of the city, was approved by the Department of Transport in May.

The council has launched the procurement process to find a firm a design and build the 3.9 mile dual carriageway between the A47 and Broadland Northway and includes an aqueduct over the River Wensum.

If the scheme is approved, approximately £130, is expected to be allocated for the scheme.

Invitations to participate due to be sent out in August. The construction contract is currently valued at £100m, and the council has estimated the project will cost around £153m. The road is scheduled to open for traffic in 2025.

The scheme is part of a wider upgrade of Norwich’s road network. Highways England has outlined six individual improvement schemes along the A47. The dualling of the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton is due to start in early 2022 and, with the new link road, will complete the dual carriageway orbital around the city.

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