A47 closure begins – with 16.5 mile diversion around Norwich

Bridges across the A47 at king's Lynn have been closed ready for repair work to begin. Picture: Chri

A long diversion will be in place as the A47 closes its westbound lanes overnight for four nights. - Credit: Chris Bishop

The A47 was fully closed in one direction last night – and will happen again until Friday morning – with drivers asked to follow a 16.5-mile diversion around Norwich.

Overnight closures are in force on the Norwich Southern Bypass from 8pm until 6am, every day until May 28.

The closures affect both lanes of the westbound carriageway between Postwick and Thickthorn.

The eastbound lanes are unaffected.

A suggested diversion route takes drivers along the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) before heading down to the Norwich ring road and around the city to re-join the A47 at Thickthorn.

A notice from Highways England said: "Westbound traffic will be diverted onto the A1270 and join Holt Road/Cromer Road after Norwich International airport.

The diversion route recommended, which will take more than half an hour and take drivers all the way around the city.

The diversion route recommended, which will take more than half an hour and take drivers all the way around the city. - Credit: Google

"They will join Boundary Road (part of inner ring round anti clockwise) then joining the A11 at Mount Pleasant and re-join the A47 at Thickthorn."

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The disruption is expected for four consecutive nights, lasting until 6am on Friday morning.

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

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