December 10 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Work on a new gas main in Dereham by National Grid Gas, which will involve the partial closure of Commercial Road, starts on Monday, October 14 and is expected to take two days.
But contractors in charge of the diversion which will be put in place have said that access to the town centre car park, doctors’ surgery and police station will be possible at all times.
Commercial Road, which is one-way, will be closed from just past the police station for a few metres towards London Road.
A spokesman for Mervyn Lambert Traffic Management said temporary traffic lights would be in place between the Norwich Street end of Commercial Road to the entrance to the police station and car park to allow traffic to flow both ways along that section.
He added: “National Grid Gas originally wanted three days to do the work but they have told us that it will be completed within two days which is good news for the people of Dereham. That road is particularly awkward with a lot of businesses and services and hopefully this will keep disruption down to a minimum.”
National Grid Gas have also asked if residents could refrain from parking vehicles within the closure area.