A149 at Hunstanton to be closed

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Work starts on Monday on roadworks that will mean the closure of the A149 Lynn Road at Hunstanton for three weeks.

The work is to carry out an upgrade to the existing pedestrian refuge island into a puffin crossing.

This will involve removal of the existing pedestrian refuge island, reconstruction of both footways, replacement of kerbs and carriageway resurfacing.

It is anticipated these works will take approximately three weeks to complete.

Due to the construction processes involved, and to maintain a safe working environment and protect the public, it will be necessary to close the A149 Hunstanton to King’s Lynn Road for the majority of the works.

King’s Lynn Road will be closed 60 metres either side of the crossing point.

The closure will be for 24 hours next week and then an off-peak from 9am-4pm for the following two weeks.

The closure has been programmed for this period in an attempt to minimise disruption by utilising the school holiday period.

A local signed diversion route will be in place during the closures.

Emergency services will be informed of the closure so that alternative arrangements can be made.

Norfolk County Council recognised the closure of this part of the A149 King’s Lynn Road may lead to some disruption and has apologised for any inconvenience this may cause.

The work, which will cost £53,000, will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.