Town set for more traffic disruption

CELIA WIGG More traffic disruption is on the way for Diss where a number of roads will be closed during October to enable essential works to take place. Sewer repairs have prompted the closure of St Nicholas Street, from the junction with Market Hill to Mount, Street.

CELIA WIGG

More traffic disruption is on the way for Diss where a number of roads will be closed during October to enable essential works to take place.

Sewer repairs have prompted the closure of St Nicholas Street, from the junction with Market Hill to Mount, Street. Anglian Water plans to start work on October 8, and the scheme will take two weeks to complete.

Walcot Green will be closed between October 15-26, from the Frenze Hall Lane junction to Walcot Road junction, while BT renews poles and cables.

Resurfacing of the A1066 Park Road, from the junction with Mere Street to the Upper Denmark Street mini-roundabout, is scheduled. for October 17-20. A surfacing scheme is also planned at Shelfanger Road, from the St Nicholas Street junction to 15m north of the junction with Louies Lane, from October 21 to November 2.

In addition, remedial work to the existing roundabout at Morrisons supermarket, on the A1066, is due to begin on October 22, including modifications to the new pedestrian crossings. This is expected to have a limited effect on traffic.

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A county council spokesman said the authority worked closely with the town council, and Diss county councillor Jenny Chamberlin, on the timing of the schemes, and has arranged to carry out the work on Park Road at night to avoid disruption.

Earlier this month, the Mere Street junction with the A1066 was closed for drainage works, causing traffic disruption in the town centre for about two weeks.

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