The A47 will be closed overnight from tonight for over a week and a 70-mile diversion will be in place as National Highways undertake work to reduce the risk of flooding. 

The stretch of road, between Easton and Honingham, to the west of Norwich, has flooded at least eight times since last October.

To tackle this issue, National Highways have begun the installation of a flood pump which will require the stretch of road to be closed.

A spokesman said the road will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am from tonight until Friday, June 21.

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A diversion route will be in place along: A47 Thickthorn, A11 Barton Mills, A1065 to Swaffham and visa versa. 

They have also advised drivers that a lane of the A47 Honingham Roundabout will remain closed overnight and temporary traffic lights will be in place until Friday, June 28.

Drivers have been advised to take extra time for their journeys and consider other routes.