Roads boss apologises over King’s Lynn roadworks confusion

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Roads chiefs have apologised for the confusion and congestion faced by drivers during an extension of the roadworks around Lynn’s Saturday Market Place.

Queen Street was closed to traffic for resurfacing and utility connection work last week, blocking off one of the main diversion routes for drivers around the square.

The work was completed on Friday afternoon, meaning the route down College Lane and South Quay was once again available to motorists over the weekend.

And, prior to the surfacing work beginning on Thursday, the road was temporarily re-opened in a bid to ease problems.

But Norfolk County Council’s resident engineer, Quentin Brogdale, has admitted that signs informing drivers that they could only go as far as the Baker Lane car park were “clearly not fully appreciated.”

He said additional signs were put up in the Tuesday Market Place after the utility works were completed on Wednesday.

He added: “I apologise that this did cause confusion but the intention was to co-ordinate works in Queen Street with works at Saturday Market Place, rather than do them afterwards, to reduce the period during which traffic routes are disrupted in the area.”