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Work to end flooding at Wymondham railway bridge begins tomorrow

PUBLISHED: 09:00 12 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:49 12 July 2015

Wymondham flooding

Wymondham flooding

Archant

Work to curb notorious flooding issues on a Wymondham road begins tomorrow.

Station Road, under the railway bridge, has become known for flooding during rainy weather, with drivers often left stranded in the deceptively high levels of water.

On Monday, an eight-week project to rid the town of the problem begins.

The work, which will cost £121,000, will see a larger 450mm pipe installed, replacing an old one was blocked by river silt at the outfall into the River Tiffey.

From tomorrow until July 22 it will be carried out using three-way temporary traffic lights, while from July 22 Station Road will be closed.

A diversion will run via Silfield Road, through Ashwellthorpe to the B1113, the B1135 towards Wymondham, returning to Station Road via Browick Road and Ayton Road.

A free shuttle bus service will be provided during the closure so people living south of the railway bridge can reach the town centre.

It will run from Silfield to the town centre at 7.30am and 9.30am and back at 1.10pm, 4.10pm and 6.10pm.

It will also see the footbridge at the station closed.

Have you found the disruption from the work an inconvenience? Email lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

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