Press release

New road surface on the A12 at Lowestoft

Improvement work will start next Monday (19 January) on the A12 in both directions between St Peters Street and Station Square.

Road users will benefit from smoother, safer journeys thanks to the Highways Agency resurfacing scheme in Lowestoft at Hamilton and Waveney dock junction.

The resurfacing project, which includes renewing new road studs and road markings, will start on Monday and is due to be completed by Friday 6 February, weather permitting.

The work will be carried out overnight during the week, between 8pm and 6am

Highways Agency project sponsor, Andy Dyer said:

The current surface is worn and needs replacing to ensure that users of the A12 in Lowestoft can continue to enjoy safe, smooth and reliable journeys.

We always try to minimise inconvenience to road users when we are carrying out work, which is why the scheme has been planned to take place overnight, so I would urge motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time in case of any delays.

We have worked closely with local residents and businesses that will be affected by these works and we will ensure access is maintained at all times.

During the overnight closure clearly signed diversion route will be in place, southbound traffic will be diverted via St Peters Street, Katwijk Way and Denmark Road. Northbound traffic will use Denmark Road, Katwijk Way and St Peters Street.

Access for residents will be retained at all times, with local residents who require access escorted past the roadworks by traffic marshals. The work is dependent on suitable weather conditions, and dates may be subject to change.

The Highways Agency provides live traffic information via its website, iPhone app, local radio travel bulletins and electronic road signs. Travel information is also available by phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 and updates will be provided via Twitter @HAtraffic_east

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.