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Holt’s High Street and Market Place to be closed to traffic for a month for gas works

A section of Holt High Street will be closed to through traffic during the work. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY A section of Holt High Street will be closed to through traffic during the work. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Thursday, January 16, 2014
5:03 PM

Sections of Holt’s historic town centre are set to be closed to traffic for a month to allow for an “essential” gas main upgrade.

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National Grid engineers are due to move into the Market Place and High Street next month to replace the existing metal pipes with hard wearing, modern plastic pipes, that are designed to last for at least 80 years.

The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 10 and is expected to take four weeks to complete.

To ensure it can be carried out safely, National Grid has said traffic management measures will need to be put in place in the following areas:

■ Part of the Market Place will be closed to all traffic. The section affected is between High Street and Bakers Court.

■ Part of the High Street, between Obelisk Plain and Market Place, and the section of Market Place between Bakers Court and White Lion Street will be closed to through traffic. They will be open for access to premises and car parks only.

Pedestrian access to all shops and businesses will be unaffected.

While the restrictions are in place, a diversion route via Cromer Road, Station Road and the A148 will be set up, and clearly signposted.

National Grid has said it will “make every possible effort to maintain convenient access to the homes and businesses in the affected area”.

Vince Doggett, National Grid authorising engineer, added: “We are sorry for any disruption caused by this project however, this is essential work that will help keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses for many years into the future.

“Every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience to the local community.”

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