West Norfolk village path to close for six-week repair project
Resurfacing work is set to begin on a West Norfolk seaside walking route early next month in a bid to make it more accessible all year round.
More than £50,000 is set to be spent on repairs to the Thornham Footpath 3, between Staithe Lane and Church Street, which is part of the Norfolk Coast Path.
The project is set to begin on Monday, January 10 and is expected to take six weeks to complete, subject to suitable weather conditions.
A Norfolk County Council statement today said: "Due to the nature of the work it will be necessary to close this section of the Coast Path while the surface improvement work is underway.
"The resurfacing will involve re-establishing the width to 1.5 metres wide and laying a new, unsealed granite surface.
"The result will be a safer and more accessible route for people walking along the Norfolk Coast Path.
"While this section of the Coast Path is temporarily closed there will be a diversion route in place following the quiet road between Staithe Lane and Church Lane.
"The work is being carried out in response to parish council and visitor feedback that the surface was in need of suitable repairs and improvements which will ensure the popular route continues to be accessible in all weathers.
"The County Council thanks people for their patience while this surface improvement work is carried out.
"The work, which will cost £53,600, will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors."