‘No particular problems’ as Fuller’s Hill roundabout transport scheme gets underway in Yarmouth
PUBLISHED: 17:25 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:08 19 September 2017
Motorists look to have offset the worst of the anticipated problems at a major transport scheme by making other plans or changing their routes.
Engineers in Great Yarmouth have reported only one complaint over the Fuller’s Hill roundabout roadworks that got underway after the morning rush hour on Monday and sees all approaches cut to one lane.
A spokesman for Norfolk County Council said: “There will always be a knock-on effect of having roadworks on a busy junction like Fuller’s Hill roundabout, however we’ve put a lot of effort into getting the message out there that there were likely to be delays in the area and it appears to have helped.
“We would encourage people to keep allowing extra time for journeys through and near the roundabout and to consider using alternative routes if that’s an option for them. We’re doing this improvement to tackle traffic congestion in Yarmouth and when the work is complete there should be fewer delays and queues coming onto the roundabout, so hopefully people will think it’s worthwhile. Thank you to everyone for their patience in the meantime.”
A spokesman for First Bus said they were keeping a close eye on the X1 and X11 but that services had so far been unaffected.
Other works planned
The Fuller’s Hill works are set to last 14 weeks.
There are four further phases of work which will run up until next Summer.
On North Quay a new crossing will be built, with work starting on October 30 running for 15 weeks. A one lane, a short southbound section, will be removed to fit the new crossing in.
Next, the Asda/railway station junction a right-turn will be added. The works will start on January 8 and should last for 12 weeks.
Then the route from the train station to the Market Place will also be improved. A new red road surface will be laid down on the Conge to act as a clear route to the station. Work begins on February 21 and will last 11 weeks.
The train station forecourt will be redesigned with a better layout, lighting, signage and ‘street furniture’ from March 5 for 11 weeks.
The last phase, Vauxhall Gardens, will be a landscaped ‘garden walk’ between Vauxhall Bridge and North Quay starting at a still to be confirmed date, ready for summer.