End to delays on A149 between Heacham and Hunstanton as new roundabout opens

The new roundabout on the A149 at Heacham is starting to take shape. Picture: Ian Burt

The new roundabout on the A149 at Heacham is starting to take shape. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Milder than expected weather means work on the junction, at the bottom of Redgate Hill, has been completed three weeks early.

Contractors are putting the finishing touches to lane markings, ready for the roundabout to open on Wednesday, March 8.

It has been built to serve a new housing development on the southern side of Hunstanton. Developer Hopkins Homes is building 160 new flats and houses on land off Heacham Road.

Drivers have faced delays and overnight road closures since October. Norfolk County Council said all traffic management was expected to be removed tomorrow.

Heacham parish council has questioned the need for the roundabout, arguing access to the new estate should have been via Hunstanton.


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A familiar local landmark - the plough which stood as part of a floral display at the junction between the A149 and Hunstanton Road - remains at the roadside.

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