Drivers face 15 weeks of road works on North Quay in Great Yarmouth
- Credit: courtesy of Norfolk County Counc
Drivers face more disruption as the latest phase of major roadworks scheme are set to begin.
A pedestrian and cyclist crossing will be replaced on North Quay to improve access between Great Yarmouth railway station and the town centre.
One lane will permanently close heading from Fullers Hill towards Hall Quay to make way for the wider crossing.
The works are part of a multi-million project funded by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to improve journeys in the town.
Work is due to begin on October 30 and last for 15 weeks and the highways department at Norfolk County Council expect there will be delays.
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Some neighbouring side roads will be temporarily closed during the construction works, although access will be maintained where possible. The dates for these closures will be advertised nearer the time.
MORE: Major improvement works to Fullers Hill roundabout in Great Yarmouth could lead to months of delaysThere will a reduction in the number of traffic lanes during construction but a two-way traffic flow will be maintained where possible and the road will be resurfaced, with the crossing in a special red colour.
Highways engineers expect that the reduction of one lane on North Quay will have little impact on traffic as currently the two lanes merge into one lane a little further along the road anyway.
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Work on the nearby Fullers Hill roundabout is due to finish at the end of the year and so far disruption has been kept to a minimum.
The next phase to begin after that will be The Conge, which is part of Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Town Centre Masterplan.
Along with the crossing, it will improve the route between the rail station and the market place for pedestrians and cyclists.
The junction with Howard Street will also give priority to traffic on The Conge.
Work is scheduled to begin on February 21, 2018 for 11 weeks .
The aim is to encourage use of the railway station by visitors and residents and improve the flow of traffic in the area giving priority to traffic on The Conge.
There will be temporary traffic lights and temporary road closures but access will be maintained where possible.
Like the pedestrian crossing, the road surface will a special red material, to create a visible route to the railway station.