King’s Lynn car park re-opens as Saturday Market Place work continues

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The car park in Lynn’s Saturday Market Place has been re-opened to drivers, although roads chiefs have warned the final works there will now continue after Christmas.

Most of the parking space was made available to motorists on Friday after the road through the square, which is now only one way for cars, was re-opened on Wednesday afternoon.

But, in his latest update on the project, Norfolk County Council resident engineer Quentin Brogdale said work to outline the remains of a medieval chapel will now not be completed until January.

He said: “The slabs to mark the outline of the chapel will not be available until shortly before Christmas, so will be laid in the new year.”

Meanwhile, work on the £640,000 project is continuing and paving work in St Margaret’s Place and around King’s Lynn Minster is expected to go on for the next two weeks.

The parking provision also includes a layby allowing drivers to park free of charge for a maximum of 20 minutes, similar to the spaces already available in the town’s Tuesday Market Place.

Earlier this year, West Norfolk Council leaders approved plans to offer further 20 minute bays in the Austin Street and Baker Lane car parks in Lynn, plus a site in Hunstanton.