Major King’s Lynn road projects set to start

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Work on two major transport projects in the heart of Lynn is set to get underway next week.

The first phase of a £1.6 million revamp of the town’s bus station is due to start on Tuesday.

And, on the same day, a 10-week project to build an additional turning at the junction of John Kennedy Road and North Street will also begin, enabling future residents to access a new housing development on the site of the former Zoots nightclub.

Drivers have been warned some delays are “inevitable”, as fewer lanes will be open to traffic.

Waterloo Street will be closed to traffic from Tuesday until mid-March as part of the bus station work and will be an access only route, with residents-only parking permits in operation, once the scheme is completed.

The building of a new northbound exit from the bus station will also start, along with the refurbishment of the site’s toilets and office.

Preparations will also start for the installation of temporary bus stops in Portland Street, where southbound buses will begin and terminate from early March until early June.

And, from Monday, the West Norfolk Community Transport service will be based in its new permanent office at the St James car park, next to the Shopmobility centre.