Busy Norwich bridge will be closed to traffic for a weekend

Motorists are being reminded that Carrow Road bridge will be closed to traffic over the first weekend in September.

This will be as part of 15 weeks of maintenance work that begins on Tuesday.

The closure is to allow shot blasting and painting of the 'toe end' of the bridge deck, which has to be lifted for this to take place.

The bridge will be closed to all road traffic from 6am on Saturday, September 3 until 6am on Monday, September 5 - with no Norwich City game that weekend.

However, a change in the paint system being used means it will no longer be necessary for the bridge to be closed on the following four nights, as it will only be carried out between 8am and 6pm.

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After the completion of the work, scaffolding will be erected and works will include the replacement of the upstream timber footway panels and repainting of the bridge.

The upstream footway across the bridge will be closed for the duration of the works, however the downstream footway and steps to the mooring area will remain open. Riverside Walk and cycleway will be closed for the duration of the work.

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This area will be used for shot blasting equipment and a site compound. Scaffolding will restrict the headroom for river traffic to about three metres.

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