Road closure in Harpley near Fakenham to continue due to problems

Norfolk County Council has apologised for inconvenience caused after extending its deadline on a road closure in Harpley, near Fakenham.

Work to alleviate ongoing surface water drainage problems on Raven's Lane started mid June and were due to finish on July 13.

However, during the excavation for the new drainage pipe the contractors found an old brick culvert on the line of the proposed pipe. The scheme had to be redesigned to take account of the clash and there were consequently delays to the work.

This has been further compounded by the weather at the start of last week which meant that three working days were lost during the downpour.

The deadline for the work, and subsequently the road closure, has now been extended up to and including August 3.

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A temporary diversion route is in place for through traffic. The route (clockwise) is as follows: Nethergate Street, A148 Fakenham Road, Back Street, Cross Street, Raven's Lane. Access to properties within the limits of the closure will be maintained at all times, from at least one end.

Emergency services have been informed.

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