Warning over town centre roadworks in Dereham

Roads in central Dereham will be closed during nine days of essential resurfacing work which is set to begin on Sunday.

The �200,000 repairs will affect Swaffham Road and Wellington Road, with work extending from the junction with Theatre Street to a point about 70 metres west of the Sandy Lane junction.

During the work, roads will be closed in phases:

Sunday – Road closure from 8am on the eastern leg of Wellington Road around the War Memorial.

Monday to Friday – Swaffham Road closed between Quebec Road and Sandy Lane between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Access only for residents of Becclesgate, Old Becclesgate and closed section of Swaffham Road.


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Sunday, August 14 – Quebec Road closed at junction with Swaffham Road through to the memorial.

Monday, August 15 – Road closure from 9.30am on the northern and western legs of Wellington Road around the memorial. Parking prohibited on Quebec Road between Ruthen Place and Church Street throughout the day to maintain access to post office

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Fully-signed diversions will be in place, with the routes depending on the phase of work. For the majority of the work traffic will be diverted via Dereham Road, Draytonhall Lane, the A47 and London Road.

A Norfolk County Council highways spokesman said: 'Access to properties and businesses within the works will be maintained from one end of the closure at any time, although it is inevitable that there will be some disruption. The county council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.'

Up-to-date information about roadworks in Norfolk is available at www.roadworks.norfolk.gov.uk

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