Engineers hope to re-open Lynn’s Saturday Market Place to traffic next weekend, more than three months after a £640,000 regeneration project began.
However, drivers have also been warned that Church Street will be closed at its junction with St James Street from Tuesday, November 25, until next Thursday to enable road surfacing work to take place.
The square has been closed to drivers since mid-August to enable the project, which will make the road one-way only in a bid to encourage more walkers and tourists to explore the area, to take place.
The project has been hit by several delays, including the discovery of the remains of a medieval chapel which were examined by archeologists.
But Norfolk County Council’s resident engineer, Quentin Brogdale, said today, Friday, November 21: “The intention is to be able to reopen Saturday Market Place, including half of the new parking spaces, next Saturday, 29th November.”
Work to complete the paving areas will continue into December.