Motorists are being warned that Costessey Lane has been closed off after a parapet was struck and collapsed at Costessey Mill Old Sluice this morning.

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Traffic is being diverted via The Street, Town House Road, West End, Taverham Lane, Sandy Lane, Fakenham Road and back on to Costessey Lane.

The road is expected to be closed for at least two weeks as repair work can only begin once water levels in the River Wensum have subsided.

The repair work will take a week once water levels have dropped.

8 comments

  • No Hampton I am not, but the bridge has weight restrictions for a particular reason you know.

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    John L Norton

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • @ Mr Norton So you're an expert on piling and bridge design now?

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    Hampton

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • galjanie overseas... Sounds like you are yet another incomer trying to impose your views on the genuine locals, as for the 20mph limit and all the traffic calming in The Street there have never been so many accidents on this road since this waste of money was carried out, it was ill thought out and the obstruction near St Edmunds church is downright dangerous

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    BNP4GB

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • Look forward to this being fixed and being used for its intended purpose.

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    Horatio

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • This is great news. There is now very little traffic using The Street which is frequently blocked by vehicles trying to pass oncoming traffic. It is now pedestrian friendly and much quieter. I recommend the bridge be closed permanently, the 20 mph be enforced and people stop parking on the "shared" pavements.

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    galjanie overseas

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • BNP4GB - I have lived in Costessey for well over 20 years but I have witnessed the increase in traffic since the building of the Southern Bypass and I dread what will happen if the Northern Distributer goes ahead. I also do not like the traffic calming measures that were installed. My personal preference would have been to make The Street one way into the village and Folgate Lane one way from Townhouse Rd. This would (I believe) have improved the flow of the traffic without destroying the look of the street. However, I would still appreciate people driving a little more slowly through my village even though I am an "incomer".

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    galjanie overseas

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • That whole stretch needs improving if they are going to build that new dual carriageway. The road is far too thin. Unless they complete the dual carriage way a full circle right through to the A47 in Costessey, rather than finish up near Taverham, the traffic is going to be worse. Especially at both the Roundwell interchange and Longwater roundabouts near Sainsburys. People at The Street will have all this new traffic to look forward to. That route should be cut off completely, with all traffic going down West End. It would be so much easier, if they just sacrificed parts of their garden, to widen the road.

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    fryboy

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

  • I can't see the bridge lasting much longer with the sat navs sending artics over it on a regular basis.

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    John L Norton

    Friday, November 30, 2012

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