This short stretch of the road was, and still is, one of the busiest.
The large roundabout linking Victoria Road, Middleton Road and the new
dual-carriageway heading towards Great Yarmouth was once the site of Gorleston-on-Sea
station. For many years after the station closed in 1970 the area was
grassed over and was a favourite childrens' playground and dog-walking
territory. When the new road was built Lowestoft Road was effectively
cut in half at this point due to removal of the old rail bridge although
a linking footbridge was provided for walkers. The original roundabout
at the point where Middleton Road joins the A12 was also moved following
demolition of a petrol station which occupied part of the site.