Roadworks on one of Norfolk's main roads are set to cause disruption by sending drivers on a huge 44-mile diversion.

The work will take place on a large section of the A1067 from Lenwade to Bawdeswell.

The nearly 4-mile-long stretch will be resurfaced in work done by Norfolk County Council.

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The first phase of closures will begin tomorrow at 7pm and run until 6am on Saturday, May 4.

Further road closures will be put in place later next month from May 21 until May 24 and again from June 3 until June 6.

An official 44-mile diversion route will be put in place sending drivers north into Fakenham before joining the A148 to Holt, the B1149 to Horsford and the A1067 back to Lenwade.

A spokesman for Norfolk County Council said: “There will be some overnight closures of the A1067 in the Bawdeswell / Lenwade area which are due to take place throughout May and Early June.

"However, planned dates are very much dependent on weather and temperatures. The closures should only last a few hours each and access is always maintained to properties within any closed section of road.”