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Further A47 misery on cards at King’s Lynn

Average Speed Traffic Camera positioned on the A47 between Hardwick and the Pullover Roundabout ANL-140724-114903009

Average Speed Traffic Camera positioned on the A47 between Hardwick and the Pullover Roundabout ANL-140724-114903009

Motorists will be facing further misery thanks to a series of road closures on the A47 at Lynn.

Roadworks between the Pullover and Hardwick roundabouts are causing headaches for motorists as the Highways Agency maintains three bridges.

The work was due to be finished in July but will be stretching through to August 12 due to “unavoidable delays”.

But a series of closures have now been announced.

An overnight full closure of the eastbound A47 carriageway will be held on Friday, August 8, to complete road markings.

A further road closure will be held on the westbound carriage way on August 9.

Traffic will be diverted onto A47, A1101, A1122 and A10 on both nights.

The work to the River Great Ouse, River Nar and Harbour Junction bridges between the Pullover Roundabout and Hardwick Roundabout got underway in June. Traffic was reduced to a single lane and a 30mph speed limit was set up for the work, which has involved replacing the waterproofing on the bridges, replacing bridge joints, and resurfacing the bridge decks.

The works have caused problems for businesses and communities along the A47.

People living in Clenchwarton say Station Road has turned into a “rat run” , with large lorries driving through the village to avoid the queues.

More than 2,000 motorists have also been have been caught breaking the temporary 30mph speed limit alongside bridge repairs on the A47.

 
 
 

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