Work starts on Cromer town centre main street
18:07 28 January 2013
Archant Norfolk 2013
Roadworks on one of Cromer’s main one-way streets started today causing diversions for motorists.
Resurfacing work on Mount Street is expected to finish tomorrow.
Some business owners have complained trade has been slower because of the work but traffic has moved through the town easily.
Workmen have been improving the junctions with Cambridge Street and Bond Street and diversion signs have been put up around the town.
Gail Burrows, a partner in the Little Gems Rock Shop on Mount Street, said: “It has been horrendous. I have had one person through the door today. I would have expected it to be better than that. Seeing the machines going up and down the road is probably off-putting for people.
“There hasn’t been the amount of people you usually see walking along the road. It is quite a bustling road.”
A member of staff at Happy Feet children’s shoe shop on Bond Street said: “It has not been brilliant today.”
She added only about three families visited the shop today, compared to the usual 10 or 15.
“It is normally quiet on a Monday but the roadworks have not helped,” she said.
A shop assistant at K Hardware, on Church Street, said the independent store was quieter than normal today.
David Frederick, curate of Cromer Parish Church, lives on Vicarage Road, said there were fewer vehicles parked on either side of the road, compared to other days.
He added: “It is like living on a main road because of the amount of traffic travelling down it.”
But Mr Frederick said the roadworks had not caused him any problems.
Vehicles travelling through the town from the Holt or Sheringham direction have not be affected. But light vehicles coming from the Norwich or Overstrand direction and heading through Cromer have to turn left onto Vicarage Road, Colne Road and The Croft before joining Louden Road.
The northern stretch of Bond Street has had its one-way system reversed, to run north to south.
HGVs have to turn left at Roughton and follow the B1436 through Felbrigg, then turn right or left onto the A148 Holt Road.
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