Buses and drivers face disruption due to road closure

Roadworks will shut part of Colney Lane near the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture Go

Roadworks will shut part of Colney Lane near the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Picture Google. - Credit: Archant

Drivers and bus passengers have been reminded they will face delays disruption this weekend because a road leading to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been closed.

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Colney Lane shut at the junction with Watton Road last night and will be closed all day today (Saturday, September 19) and tomorrow (Sunday, September 20).

The road will be shut so that work can be done by highways and utilities companies, with diversions in place via the Newmarket Road / Roundhouse Way route to the hospital.

However, First buses said it meant their orange route number 21 service would not be able to serve the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

On Saturday and Sunday, all services will operate their usual route until the junction of Tollgate Way/Old Watton Road and Watton Road.


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At that point the bus will turn left on to Earlham Road and continue along the road before turning right into University Drive.

It will then follow the road until The Lodge and at the mini roundabout turn right into Chancellors Drive where journeys will terminate.

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At that point a free shuttle will be provided by Semmence Coaches to ferry passengers between this point and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Return will be via the same route.

First buses said: “We apologise to passengers for the inconvenience caused by this disruption to your services.”

First’s service 26 will also be unable to serve the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, with diversions in place and number 25 services to the UEA will also be affected as no buses will be able to turn off Bluebell Road into University Drive.

All journeys will continue along Bluebell Road and left onto Earlham Road, turning left into University Drive. At the Lodge they will turn right into Chancellors Drive and turn at the end. All journeys will terminate at this point.

At that point, on Saturday, only free shuttle will be provided by Semmence Coaches to ferry passengers between this point and the hospital.

In all cases services will be able to operate their usual return route from the UEA campus at University Drive as buses will be permitted to leave the campus via the Bluebell Road junction.

First buses said: “We apologise to passengers for the inconvenience caused by this disruption to your services.”

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