A burst water main on 17 February meant the embankment has been washed out under Sweet Briar Road where it crosses the Marriott’s Way. The bridge itself has not collapsed or been damaged as was initially feared. However, the actual depth of the erosion under the road is very deep and wide and the whole road will need to remain closed for public safety.
The Marriott’s Way under the bridge remains flooded and covered in debris.
Sweet Briar Road and the Marriott’s Way will remain closed for at least a few weeks until the embankment is repaired. Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council and Anglian Water are looking into how best to repair the road to try and get this resolved as soon as possible.
The Marriott’s Way diversion is in place through Sloughbottom Park, along Hellesdon Hall Road and down Hellesdon Road to re-join the Marriott’s Way (see map below). It is likely that there will be a lot of damage and disruption from Storm Eunice. You can report any highways or trails defects at www.norfolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roads/report-a-problem
Information up to date at time of publication; 18.02.2022