King’s Lynn traffic problems ease as resurfacing project moves to night-working.

Long list of roadworks still to come for Norfolk town - Hardwick roundabout improvements due to start this week

The worst stage of roadworks affecting the main road into King's Lynn has been completed.

The town's London Road is open again and the next phase will be completed outside peak hours to try and avoid repeat scenes of last week's traffic problems.

Motorists were caught in lengthy tailbacks while workmen resurfaced the main artery into the town from Easter Monday.

From yesterday to Friday the project moves onto St James Street which will be resurfaced overnight from 7pm to 7am as it is not a residential area.

During the closure period traffic coming into town will be diverted along Vancouver Avenue from the Southgates and traffic will not be able to emerge from St James Street.

No works are planned on Saturday, but on Sunday the final part of the resurfacing works will take place on the west side of St James Road/Blackfriars Street junction. St James Street will be closed.

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As the project is completed, further roadworks will be taking place on the town's Hardwick roundabout which will see the approaches from the A149 and A47 east-bound widened along with the A10 exit. The work will be carried out overnight from 8pm to 6am.

Temporary traffic lights will also be in place on Scania Way where trenching work is being carried out for the Sainsbury's site.

Widening of the Hardwick Road itself is due to begin in May and work will last until October.

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