Traffic diverted through Cromer as Mount Street is closed for two weeks

Roadworks begin on Mount Street, Cromer.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY Roadworks begin on Mount Street, Cromer. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Monday, February 24, 2014
2:14 PM

Businesses in Cromer have expressed their concern about the two-week road closure in the town’s busy Mount Street.

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Roadworks begin on Mount Street, Cromer.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYRoadworks begin on Mount Street, Cromer. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Traffic has been diverted via Vicarage Road while builders construct a pedestrian crossing on the east end of Mount Street.

And retained-firefighter David Cooper, 42, of Canada Road, said he was worried about delays in case of an emergency.

He said: “We have to get to from our houses to the station before we can go out.

“And we have to go with the traffic which means the fire truck may be delayed.”

Lee Black, who owns Cromer Furniture on Mount Street, said business had been slower with the road closure outside his shop.

He said: “It was only last year they resurfaced all the road.

“It is annoying, especially on a day like this when the weather is good.”

But president of Cromer’s Chamber of Trade, Tracey Khalil, said Cromer was still open for business.

She said: “It will benefit everybody in the long run, particularly pedestrians, at what is a very busy crossing.

“The road diversion is a bit of a disruption for some residents but that is the nature of our road system.

“I know everybody will be knocking it but it has to be done — thank goodness they started it out of season.”

And John Mezzetti, 43, owner of Fighting Fit Marshall Arts and Fitness Gym said: “We are not too concerned, most people who come here can still get through, it just takes them a bit longer.”

A local diversion will be in place for light vehicles, via Vicarage Road, Colne Road and The Croft.

Buses will be able to use this route but other HGVs will not be permitted. They will be diverted via the A140 through Roughton and the B1436 through Felbrigg before reaching Cromer on the A148 Holt Road, and vice versa.

Access to properties and businesses within the limit of the works will be maintained from one end

of the closure at any time.

The work, costing £16,000, will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Environment, Transport and Development Department and their contractors.

8 comments

  • Shame about the new crossing-trying to get across the road there was about the most exciting thing about Comer.

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    backwoodsman

    Monday, February 24, 2014

  • OK 'backwoodsman' that amount would also include the planning involved in putting this scheme together, the workman wages for putting out all the diversion paraphernalia (and they wont be on a third world hourly rate), the actual work involved and then the clearing away of all the signs and bollards etc. It's not just the simplistic version you state and I think it's well worth it. I'm looking forward to using it and crossing the ever busier roads in Cromer in safety.

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    Cas

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • As I said in my original post, crossing at that junction was the most exciting thing about Comer, a sort of Russian roulette experience in an otherwise dull town. We are only left with the Norwich road roundabout now for that certain frisson.

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    backwoodsman

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • 2 weeks to build a crossing????

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    pools

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • Just like the most exciting thing about that comment was the poor syntax.

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    Gary Dickenson

    Monday, February 24, 2014

  • Isn't it amazing that some are are so quick to criticise! Has 'pools' ever installed a crossing? I sometimes think residents just don't appreciate what they have. A council that are trying to elevate a known problem in the town - not only for residents but also for tourists and all they think about is the minor - short term - disruption.

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    Cas

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • It's not just the two weeks, is it? £16000!!!! For painting the road and putting two Belisha beacons up!

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    backwoodsman

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • Syntax is only poor if the sentence(and subject thereof) is able not to be understood fully.

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    backwoodsman

    Monday, February 24, 2014

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