The pothole-pocked roads and failing footpaths across Norfolk to be fixed using a £4.5m council windfall have been revealed.

Thirty-four roads and 20 footpaths will have work done on them by Norfolk County Council in the coming year using money the government distributed after scrapping the northern leg of the HS2 rail route.

The Northern Distributor Road, Grapes Hill, Dereham Road, Chapel Field Road, Aylsham Road, Plumstead Road, St Stephens Street and Tombland are among Norwich roads where treatment will be carried out.

Dereham Times: The NDR is one of the roads where work will be doneThe NDR is one of the roads where work will be done (Image: Antony Kelly)

Roads in Cromer, King's Lynn, Hunstanton, Wymondham, Acle, Briston, Aylsham and Corpusty are also due to have work done.

The council will carry out surfacing work and use a product called Reclamite, where a spray is applied to the road, to rejuvenate the bitumen which binds the road surface together.

A total of £2.24m will be spent on those roads and £1.71m on reconstructing footpaths.

Dereham Times: Grapes Hill in NorwichGrapes Hill in Norwich (Image: Copyright Archant Norfolk 2014)

Footpaths in Norwich, Sprowston, Thorpe St Andrew, Great Yarmouth, Sea Palling, Hempnall, Heacham, Thetford and Swaffham are among those which will be repaired.

The work is due to be approved when the Conservative-controlled cabinet meets to agree the council's highways spending on Monday.

Dereham Times: Graham Plant, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transportGraham Plant, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport (Image: Norfolk County Council)

Graham Plant, the council's cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport, said: "Our three-year highways capital programme shows just how much investment we are putting into transport in Norfolk.

"Not only does this programme include maintenance and repairs for Norfolk’s roads – of which there are more than 6,000 miles – but it also includes public transport and helping residents move to more active travel options, such as cycling and walking."

Dereham Times: Liberal Democrat Rob ColwellLiberal Democrat Rob Colwell (Image: Rob Colwell)

But Rob Colwell, transport spokesman for the opposition Liberal Democrat group, said: "I’ve been over quieter and easier cattle grids in rural Norfolk than driving through the main roads around Gayton Road, Lynn Road, and Wootton Road in King’s Lynn.

"I welcome the news of more funds for potholes, but there is worry in the community that West Norfolk isn't a priority to Norfolk County Council, with temporary fixes instead of proper resurfacing."

Between April 2022 and October 2023, Norfolk County Council paid out almost £120,000 in compensation, after people made claims because of defective footpaths and potholes.


Reclamite spray

Norwich: A147 Grapes Hill; A1042 Mousehold Lane; A146 Lakenham Road; A1402 Aylsham Road; A1074 Dereham Road, A147 Chapel Field Road; C860 Rose Lane; C850 St Stephens Street; C813 Tombland

Postwick with Witton: A1042 Yarmouth Road; A1194 Broadland Gate link; A1194 Poppy Way; A1270 NDR

Hellesdon: A140 Cromer Road

Watton: B1108 High Street


Norwich: A1042 Chartwell Road roundabout; B1140 Plumstead Road; C201 Stoke Road

Thorpe St Andrew: A1042 Yarmouth Road

Cromer: A149 Norwich Road

Ludham: A1062 Norwich Road

King's Lynn: A148 Lynn Road; B1144 Vancouver Avenue

Barsham: B1355 Creake Road

Briston: B1354 Norwich Road

Corpusty: B1354 Briston Road

Sculthorpe: B1355 Burnham Market Road

Hunstanton: B1161 Southend Road; B1161 Le Strange Terrace

Acle: C875 The Street

Aylsham: C286 Aylsham Road

Postwick with Witton: C485 Yarmouth Road

Harpley: C66 Nethergate Street

Wymondham: Back Lane

Footpath reconstruction

Thorpe St Andrew: Hillcrest Road

Trimingham: Staden Park

Sea Palling: Beach Road

Sprowston: Tills Road; Carleton Road and Close

Great Yarmouth: University Crescent

Hempnall: Mill Road

Wymondham: Folly Road

Thetford: Mundford Road

Ditchingham: Ditchingham Dam

Swanton Morley: Thomson Close

Ashill: Dunnets Close

Swaffham: Haspalls Road

Heacham: Lamsey Lane; Jubilee Road

Burnham Overy: New Road

Norwich: Quebec Road; Lyhart Road; Woodhill Rise