Drivers face delays on A149 at Royal estate

Drivers could face long delays from next week when resurfacing work begins on the busy main road through the Royal Estate in West Norfolk.

Repairs to the A149 Queen Elizabeth Way at Sandringham, between King's Lynn and Hunstanton, begin after the Mayday Bank Holiday on Tuesday, May 4.

The works will extend from the junction at Heath Road and include the George Pratt roundabout at the junction with the B1440 to Dersingham.

County council contractors May Gurney and Mott MacDonald expect the work to be finished by Saturday, May 14.

During the �490,000 resurfacing operation traffic through the estate will be controlled using temporary signals and a convoy system, where drivers follow a slow-moving vehicle through a single lane.

During the resurfacing of the roundabout, it will also be necessary to close part of the B1440 at Dersingham, on May 13 and 14.

A fully signed diversion via the B1439 at West Newton will be in place for the duration of the closure.

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Both are likely to cause long delays to drivers as the first holidaymakers head for the coast. Norfolk County Council said work would continue on Saturday, May 7. but stop on Sunday, May 8.

It said access to properties and businesses would be maintained, although it is inevitable that there will be some disruption.