Warning to Norfolk drivers as A47 at Postwick closes for weekend works

Work last weekend on the new bridge across the A47 at Postwick. Drivers face further disruption this

Work last weekend on the new bridge across the A47 at Postwick. Drivers face further disruption this weekend. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Drivers have been reminded the A47 on the edge of Norwich will be closed in both directions at Postwick this weekend, as work to create a new bridge across the road continues.

Closures will begin at 8pm tomorrow night and the road will reopen no later than 6am on Monday, according to bosses at Norfolk County Council.

The work is part of the £19m Postwick Hub scheme. Work to put part of the bridge in place last weekend finished ahead of schedule and the road was reopened early, but it is expected this weekend's work will need a full closure.

Traffic will be diverted as follows:

Eastbound (towards Great Yarmouth)

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A47 traffic heading east will be diverted on to the new access roads that will serve the expanded Broadland Business Park and new Broadland Gate business areas. This route includes five roundabouts before traffic rejoins the A47.

Westbound (towards Dereham and King's Lynn)

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A47 traffic heading west will have a shorter diversion, but this will pass through works on the new Oaks Lane roundabout and the major junction at the southern end of the existing and new (under construction) bridges over the A47.

It will not be possible to cross the A47 southbound on the existing bridge to reach Church Road. Traffic wanting to head westbound out of the city will have to go via the A47 Cucumber Lane roundabout, using the main eastbound diversion.

This is the second of three weekend closures (Friday, May 8 to Monday, May 11 remains), with a fourth weekend (Friday, May 15 to Monday, May 18) in reserve in case of delays.

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