Weather delays work on A47 at King’s Lynn

Work on the A47. Picture: Ian Burt

Work on the A47. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

The Beast from the East means delays on the A47 until May at least.

Diversions are in place at the Saddlebow Interchange, on the southern outskirts of King's Lynn, while repairs are carried out to two bridges.

The crossings were damaged when they were hit by a digger which was being carried on the back of a lorry.

Officials expected the work, which includes some overnight and weekend closures of the Lynn southern bypass between the Pullover and Hardwick roundabouts, would be completed by early April.

But Highways England spokesman Jack Tapp said: 'The guys were working at the start of the week but they haven't been as the weather's deteriorated.

'The latest completion date is due to be the beginning of May. There was an unexpected crack found on the west bridge which needs further repair work.'

The delay means work will be carried out over the Easter weekend.