Warning as roadworks look set to disrupt Norwich ring road

Drivers have been warned to find alternative ways of getting around the city with three weeks of resurfacing work on the Norwich Ring Road in Thorpe St Andrew to get under way on Monday.

Thorpe St Andrew town clerk Steven Ford said that with advanced publicity many people had planned to avoid the roads, but he feared there may still be disruption.

The �334,000 project to repair and resurface the A1042 extends from the Dussindale Drive junction to the Yarmouth Road junction and also includes Yarmouth Road from the junction with Primrose Crescent to the railway bridge.

Mr Ford said: 'I have spoken to people who have said they would be doing what they can to avoid the road. I am concerned about the diversion along Thunder Lane. People should use alternative routes wherever possible.'

The majority of the resurfacing works will be carried out using lane closures with temporary signals, but the section of road from the mini-roundabout to the railway bridge will be closed until Wednesday with a route in place.

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During the closure there will be lane controls on Yarmouth Road (west) and the Ring Road.

Yarmouth Road (west) between the mini roundabout and Primrose Crescent will be have traffic control from Thursday until Tuesday, August 2. There will be a three-way traffic control on Yarmouth Road (west), the Ring Road and Yarmouth Road (east). Traffic management will also cover Dussindale Drive and the Sainsburys entrance if required.

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On Sunday the ring road, Dussindale Drive and access to Sainsburys will have three-way traffic control between 4pm and 6am on Monday. On Wednesday, August 3 until Wednesday, August 10 there will be four-way traffic control on the Ring Road, Dussindale Drive and Sainsbury's access. Traffic Management will extend to cover Yarmouth Road junction with the ring road if required. Between Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12 replacement roadmarkings and traffic signal detector loops will be completed using localised lane closures.

Will you be affected by the roadworks? Contact reporter Annabelle Dickson at annabelle.dickson@archant.co.uk

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