May 18 2013 Latest news:
Friday, March 1, 2013
National Grid has said its traffic management system across Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft which has led to traffic chaos will be removed at 3pm today.
The traffic management system was put in place at the end of January as the National Grid started work to install a steel gas pipe in Belvedere Road and Pier Terrace.
The bridge traffic control system saw part of the bridge closed off for 24 hours a day as northbound traffic on Belvedere Road was restricted to one lane on the approach to the bridge and southbound traffic flowing into one lane as it left the bridge.
Because of the traffic management system there have been long hold-ups for motorists in the town centre at the evening rush hour for the last month.
Lane restrictions will remain in place on Belvedere Road while the remaining part of the works are completed.
Project manager Karl Shipp said: “I would like to thank the drivers of Lowestoft for their patience during the work and I am pleased that we have been able to reduce the traffic management early, to help with the traffic flow in the area.”
Work continues on Belvedere Road until the end of March to reinforce part of the gas pipe network along Belvedere Road and Pier Terrace.
Nearly 3,000 people have supported a Facebook campaign demanding safety improvements on the A47 near Dereham set up after the latest fatal crash.
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