Work to tackle surface water flooding on part of a main road through a town will see a lane closure and temporary traffic lights installed for seven weeks.

The £150,000 drainage improvement works will begin on the A1066 Victoria Road, opposite its junction with Sawmills Road, in Diss, on Monday, January 9. 

It is expected to last for about seven weeks, with the last day of disruption on Monday, February 27.

The works will see a brand-new drainage system built into the side of the road, with kerb drains put in place.

The pavement next to the new kerb drains will also be resurfaced.

The work will see one lane of the road and the cycle lane closed. 

Temporary traffic lights will also be in place to ensure drivers can move safely past the essential works. 

The lights will be manually controlled each day and they will be automatically controlled overnight. 

Access to properties will be maintained throughout, although there may be some short delays at times when work is taking place in front of driveways. 

A Norfolk County Council spokesperson said: "The council thanks people for their patience while this essential drainage improvement work is carried out."

The roadworks were originally meant to start back in November but this was pushed back to January to minimise disruptions over the Christmas period.