A47 tailbacks as roadworks move west near Norwich

Delays are to be expected on the A47.

Delays are to be expected on the A47. - Credit: Archant

There were early morning delays on the A47 this morning as roadworks near Norwich continued.

Resurfacing works are being carried out on the Norwich Southern Bypass, and are set to go on for several months.

The £5m project has been causing regular traffic jams since it began on May 4, mostly between Postwick and the A140 Ipswich Road junction.

On Monday, many of the delays had moved to the other side of the A140, affecting traffic between Harford Bridge and Thickthorn as well as further east towards Trowse.

Lane closures are in place, and a 40mph speed limit is in force.

But, at 9am, many were queueing to get in and out of the city, with travel times delayed by 20 minutes or more.

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The road is now less busy, though traffic is expected to build up once again later this afternoon as with more people on the road at rush hour.

• For up-to-date information about the county's roads, visit our LIVE Norfolk traffic map.

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