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Congested road to become one-way

One of the most congested roads in Norwich is being transformed in to a one-way street.

Improvements costing £3.3m have begun on St Augustine's, a main route off the city's inner ring road. The work is expected to take 10 months to complete.

Norfolk County Council said the street, which has poor air quality, would become one-way northbound.

The first phase involves creating a new southbound link between Edward Street and Pitt Street.

St Augustine's will eventually be narrowed, pavements widened, and a 20mph speed limit imposed, a spokesman added.

The street will be closed to traffic for around 15 weeks from June to mid-September.

Most of the cost of the development has been met by the Greater Norwich Development Partnership (GNCP), with help from the county council, Norwich City Council and the owners of the nearby Anglia Square shopping centre.

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