Gaywood road works set to finish on time

Advanced notice of lengthy roadworks in Gaywood
Advanced notice of lengthy roadworks in Gaywood
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Work on a new crossing and traffic lights in Gaywood is still on course to finish on time next month, officials have insisted.

Specialist teams moved on to the site at the junction of Lynn Road and Queen Mary Road on Monday to install the lights after engineers worked throughout the weekend to make up time lost during the first few weeks of the project.

Norfolk County Council officials have admitted that progress has been hampered because of the recent poor weather.

But resident engineer Quentin Brogdale said the project was still expected to finish within the expected seven week timescale on March 14.

He said: “I’m pretty happy with progress so far.”

Traders in Gaywood have given a welcome to a new crossing that should make getting across the busy road easier – but there is dismay at the number of times the road has been dug up in recent years.

Elsewhere in Lynn this week, drivers were also facing delays as sewer repair works on the Southgates roundabout continued.

At the peak of the hold-ups, on Monday, traffic tailed back as far as the Hardwick roundabout as motorists tried to make their way around the work being carried out by Anglian Water.

The work on the roundabout was finished on Tuesday.