Press release

Bridge maintenance work continues on the A47, King's Lynn

Vital bridge maintenance work on three bridges on the A47 near King's Lynn will continue into early August due to unavoidable delays.

The maintenance work, involving rewaterproofing and resurfacing the River Great Ouse Bridge, the River Nar Bridge and the Harbour Junction Bridge, is now scheduled for completion in the morning of Tuesday 12 August.

Ranjit Mistry, Highways Agency project sponsor said:

I would like to thank drivers on the A47 for their co-operation so far.

The maintenance work, part of the Government’s investment in infrastructure, will ensure the thousands of people that use bridges on the A47 near King’s Lynn every day will continue to do so safely.

The delays are due to additional repairs needing to be carried out to the bridges and rain when waterproofing work was scheduled to take place. We have reprogrammed the remaining maintenance work and, subject to favourable weather conditions, we plan to finish on 12 August.

The current contraflow system and 30mph limit on the A47 will remain in place between Pullover Roundabout and Hardwick Roundabout until 8 August. The maintenance work was originally planned to be complete on 29 July.

Road users are advised to plan their journeys in advance and leave extra time if necessary.

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