Drivers and traders have had a stay of execution over roadworks that are expected to deliver seven weeks of delay on one of Lynn’s major routes.
The installation of a new pedestrian crossing at the junction of Lynn Road and Queen Mary Road in Gaywood was due to start yesterday, with work continuing until March 7.
But on Friday, Norfolk County Council, who are carrying out the work, said that problems with obtaining the traffic light equipment means a postponement of the start date for two weeks.
When the work does start, temporary lights are to be put in place at the junction of Lynn Road and Queen Mary Road and motorists have been warned to expect delays for the duration.
The existing crossing on Lynn Road will close during the work.
Traders told Friday’s Lynn News that although the imporoved crossing was to be welcomed, they were unhappy with the disruption a fresh round of roadworks are likely to bring to one of Lynn’s major routes.
Heidi Meade-Taylor, who has three businesses in Lynn Road, including Heidi’s Hair and Beauty and Tanfastic tanning salon, said: “It just seems like an annual thing for there to be a major upheaval in the road there and people take different routes which means trade slows down.”
A Norfolk County Council statement said: “Signs will be erected on all approaches to the area, on the bypass, in town and at Wootton Gap to advise drivers that delays are likely.”