Press release

Second phase of bridge maintenance work to begin

The second phase of a scheme to repair and maintain three bridges along a two mile section of the A47 near King’s Lynn, keeping journeys safe and reliable for road users, will begin later this week.


Currently, the A47 between A47/A17 Pullover Roundabout and A47/A10/A149 Hardwick Roundabout is reduced to a single lane contraflow arrangement on the eastbound carriageway whilst we undertake repair work on the westbound carriageway.

On Friday (18 July) work on the eastbound carriageway will begin. In order for this to happen, the A47 will be closed in both directions overnight on Thursday (17 July) from 8pm until 6am so that we can move the contraflow across to the westbound carriageway.

Highways Agency project manager Ranjit Mistry said:

The next phase of the A47 bridge maintenance works has been delayed because of the recent bad weather and we have also needed to complete additional work on the bridges.

The work which was scheduled to begin on Monday 07 July will start just over a week later.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank drivers for their continued patience while we carry out this vital work.

This work is progressing and we are endeavouring to finish the scheme by end of July, but this is weather permitting.

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 15 July 2014