Drivers face delays and diversions with a Norfolk A-road due to close for major surfacing work expected to last for almost two months.

The project on the A10 eastern bypass at Downham Market is scheduled to start on Friday, May 3, with work continuing through to the end of June.

The road will close to traffic on a number of dates, so that surfacing, line-painting and road stud renewal can be carried out, as part of a £11.7m road maintenance scheme.

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The project will be carried out by Norfolk County Council in phases, with a series of two-day overnight road closures from 7pm to 6am. 

Road stud removal will begin on May 3 and 5; a first road dressing will commence on May 29 and May 31; a second dressing will take place between June 5 and 7, with lining and stud renewal on June 17 and 19.

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Access to properties will be maintained at all times, with a fully signed diversion route in operation for the duration of the works.

Around 280 miles of road across the county will receive a new seal in the council's resurfacing project.

Consisting of a thin layer of bitumen and chippings, the new surface will extend the life of the road by protecting it from water penetration and preventing potholes from opening up.