Press release

Reminder: bridge maintenance work on A47 near King’s Lynn

Road users are being reminded that work to repair and maintain three bridges along a two mile section of the A47 in Norfolk, keeping journeys safe and reliable for road users, will begin this weekend.

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Three bridges will rewaterproofed and resurfaced: the A47 River Great Ouse Bridge, the River Nar Bridge and the Harbour Junction Bridge.

Advance work will start on Sunday evening (8 June). From Monday morning (9 June) there will be a 30 mph speed limit between A47 Pullover Roundabout and A47/A10/A149 Hardwick Roundabout and single lanes will be operating in each direction. From Saturday 14 June – one week earlier than planned - a contraflow operation will begin for 6 weeks.

Highways Agency project manager Ranjit Mistry said:

We are working hard to keep disruption to an absolute minimum while we carry out this vital work. Installing waterproofing protection on concrete bridges is weather dependant and is best undertaken during the summer when the weather is better. We are aiming to finish the work on 29 July - before the busiest holiday period.

Some congestion during peak periods is likely – the Highways Agency is advising drivers to plan ahead and leave some extra time for their journeys.

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

Published 4 June 2014