Resurfacing works to shut busy King’s Lynn road from Friday night

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Railway Road King's Lynn ENGANL00120140127122156
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Motorists and bus passengers are being warned to expect disruption when overnight road resurfacing work begins in Lynn on Friday.

Railway Road will be closed to traffic from 8pm until around 2.30am on Friday and Saturdayand from 8pm to around midnight on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week for the repairs to take place.

The work is being carried out between Blackfriars Street and Wellesley Street, which means both the station and Portland Street, where some bus services are currently starting and finishing journeys, will not be accessible.

Instead, buses will collect and drop off passengers in the layby outside the railway station on Blackfriars Road, though delays are expected.

But Norfolk County Council roads officials say the closures are needed to ensure the work is completed as quickly, and with as little disruption as possible.

A spokesman said: “The work is part of our surfacing programme but, to reduce overall disruption, it is being tied in with current works in and around the bus station as part of the King’s Lynn Transport Interchange project.

“The resurfacing will include a section originally planned for next year so that we do not need to return to site and disrupt traffic again.”

Signs will direct drivers around the closure and towards other side roads affected by it, including Waterloo Street, Portland Street, Wellesley Road, Norfolk Street, Old Sunway, Albion Street and Old Market Street.