A road that was closed for major drainage works has been hit by flooding issues just a week after it reopened.

It has led to calls for the contractors to be made to return to South Wootton Lane - a busy link road near King's Lynn - to sort out the issue properly.

But Norfolk County Council has said the flooding drained away shortly after and that infrastructure issues continue to be investigated by Anglian Water.

Eastern Daily Press: The roadworks, costing £25k, took three weeks to completeThe roadworks, costing £25k, took three weeks to complete (Image: Newsquest)

Rob Colwell said: "I was pleased to hear that something was going to be done after hearing about the flooding issues there.

"But to find huge pools of water within just a few weeks of the work being completed is unbelievable.

"Contractors who were paid an awful lot of taxpayers' money should be told by Norfolk County Council to come back as it appears they haven't sorted it out." 

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Eastern Daily Press: The A148 Wootton Road is a busy route into King's LynnThe A148 Wootton Road is a busy route into King's Lynn (Image: Google)

South Wootton Lane is an important link road between the A148 and A1078 Low Road - two busy routes into King's Lynn.

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The junction has been plagued by flooding issues for a number of years and it was hoped this could be solved through the drainage improvements.

Engineers carried out the project at a cost of £25,000, with £7,000 spent on the drainage works themselves and a further £18,000 on carriageway surfacing works.

Just over a week later, the section of road flooded following a heavy deluge on the afternoon of Sunday, August 27.

Locals who witnessed the flooding took to a travel group on Facebook to voice their frustrations with a number of people calling it a "waste of time and money."

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Norfolk County Council has said after the flooding was reported to the community and environmental services team, an officer investigated and was told the standing water had soaked away within the hour.

An NCC spokeswoman added: "Anglian Water are aware of ongoing issues to their infrastructure, which they are continuing to investigate."