Motorists are warned of a long period of disruption on the A1067 Norwich to Fakenham road during two major road maintenance schemes - including repair to road surfaces damaged by the severe winter of 2009/10. T
Work will start on Drayton High Road, Hellesdon, on Monday 19 of July finishing in early September. Two weeks later, work will start on strengthening and resurfacing the road at Lenwade / Great Witchingham.
Drayton High Road, Hellesdon
The work beginning on Monday 19 July will repair and resurface the A1067 Drayton High Road at Hellesdon. The work will last for seven weeks and will include lengthy closures. This essential maintenance, costing £411,000, is being carried out almost entirely during the school holiday to reduce its impact, but serious disruption is inevitable.
Resurfacing will cover a 650m stretch from the Taverham side of the Golf Club entrance to the car park entrance for Fishes fish and chip restaurant . It will include work within the junctions to Middletons Lane and Hospital Lane, and some improvement to pavements. Diversions will be in place for all the following closures. Pedestrians will not be affected.
From 19 July to 15 August the road will be closed to out bound traffic heading away from Norwich. There will be no right turn out of Middletons Lane and no left turn out of Hospital Lane.
From 16 August to 27 August the road will be closed to all traffic in both directions. There will be no left or right turns out of Middletons Lane and Hospital Lane.
On the weekend of 21 and 22 August Middletons Lane and Hospital Lane junction will be completely closed.
All traffic restrictions will be lifted for the August Bank Holiday weekend (28 to 30 August ). From 31 August to 3 September temporary traffic lights will be in use during the final stages of the work. Throughout the work, access to properties and business will be maintained from one or other end of the closure depending upon point of working. The work will be carried out by Norfolk County Council's Environment, Transport and Development Partnership and their contractors.
The road will be back to normal when the schools go back on 6 September, but two weeks later work will start at Lenwade/Great Witchingham.
A1067 Lenwade/Great Witchingham
This is a major scheme to repair winter damage and strengthen the road. The work, costing around £200,000 will affect most of the road through the village, from just west of Heath Road to a point just short of the river bridge. The road will have to be closed for most of the work, which is currently scheduled to start on Monday 20 September and last for about three weeks.The marked diversion route, which has to be at least the same standard as the road that is closed, is lengthy, via Norwich ring road, the A47 to Swaffham and the A1065 to Fakenham.
Norfolk County Council apologises for the inconvenience these essential maintenance schemes will cause.