Drivers warned about work on A47 and A11

PUBLISHED: 16:12 23 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:10 24 February 2018

Work on the A47. Picture: Ian Burt

Work on the A47. Picture: Ian Burt

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Drivers have been warned that work is continuing on a string of repairs, improvement and upgrades on the A47 and A11.

Highways England has released details of the latest work on the roads.

At King’s Lynn, work to repair and replace joints on the Saddlebow Bridge over the A47 at King’s Lynn continues, and is expected to be completed around Easter.

Saddlebow Bridge is closed to vehicles during this time and a clearly signed diversion route is in place.

Resurfacing work on the A47 between Castle Acre Road and Norwich Road is going on until Friday, March 2.

The A47 will be closed between 8pm and 6am on weeknights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place.

In the Gorleston and Great Yarmouth area, work to upgrade traffic lights, install new road signs and upgrade two pedestrian crossings continues on the A47 Lowestoft Road.

The improvements should finish around the end of March. A number of temporary 24-hour traffic restrictions are in place throughout the work as follows:

• Left turn only from Bridge Road, Brasenose Avenue and James Paget University Hospital onto the Lowestoft Road.

• Access to Kennedy Avenue will be via Bridge Road only.

• The pedestrian crossings at the James Paget University Hospital and at Beaufort Way will be closed and replaced with nearby temporary pedestrian crossings.

• There are lane closures on all approaches to Beaufort Way.

At Lowestoft, the work on the A47 between Cart Score and Mill Road will be completed in early March. Carriageway closures are be in place overnight between 8pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place for each closure.

Work to remove and replace the safety barrier along the A47 at Hopton will take place until Friday, March 2 between 8pm and 6am on weeknights, with the A47 closed between Beaufort Way/A47 roundabout and A47/Hall Road. A clearly signed diversion will be in place.

Work to clear vegetation and replant shrubs and trees along both verges of the A47 from Swaffham to Dereham will take place until Friday, March 9.

There will be lane closures using temporary traffic lights between 8pm and 6am on weekdays as well as some full road closures between 8pm and 6am on weekdays. There will be a clearly signed diversion in place.

Work to resurface, renew road signs, studs and replace traffic signals control units along the A47 Norwich Southern Bypass between A47/A1074 at Longwater to the A47/A11 roundabout will take place until Thursday, March 1.

The work is being done between 8pm and 6am on weekdays, with a full road closure and a signed diversion in place via A1074, A140 and A11.

And on the A11, vegetation and landscape management work on the A11, between the A14 junction 38 and the Fiveways roundabout at Barton Mills, near Mildenhall continues. Work takes place on weeknights between 8pm and 6am within lane closures.

Road marking renewal along the A11 between Barton Mills and Thetford also continues next week. The road will be closed on weeknights between 8pm and 6am.

A clearly signed diversion route in both directions will be in place via the A1065 to Mundford and the A134 to Thetford.

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