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Traffic brings roads to standstill

PUBLISHED: 11:01 07 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:56 03 July 2010

CHAOS: Traffic queued in Great Yarmouth

CHAOS: Traffic queued in Great Yarmouth

RUSH-HOUR traffic brought roads to a virtual standstill yesterday on the third day of major roadworks near the Haven Bridge in Great Yarmouth.

Sections of South Quay, Hall Quay, North Quay and Haven Bridge are undergoing a major £1m revamp which will see the roads strengthened in anticipation of the extra traffic the outer harbour is expected to generate.

RUSH-HOUR traffic brought roads to a virtual standstill yesterday on the third day of major roadworks near the Haven Bridge in Great Yarmouth.

Sections of South Quay, Hall Quay, North Quay and Haven Bridge are undergoing a major £1m revamp which will see the roads strengthened in anticipation of the extra traffic the outer harbour is expected to generate.

Limited traffic flows are being maintained at all times on Haven Bridge during the works but significant disruption was experienced both on Saturday and yesterday - the first working day of the operations.

Access to the town for vehicles travelling from Southtown has been particularly difficult and the works has put extra pressure on Fullers Hill roundabout.

The work, which is taking place between 7.30am and 5.30pm, is expected to be finished by November 1.

One-way orders have been reversed during the works, meaning traffic will be able to turn right from King Street car park on to Howard Street South and will be able to travel along the road and exit via The Conge. The existing exit from Greyfriars Road will be maintained. Stonecutters Way is closed in both directions.

Haven Bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists at all times.

Minor works to widen lanes at Hall Quay have already started and work to reinforce part of Southgates Road will begin on November 8 and be carried out over three weekends. Work to lanes around the town hall will be carried out in January because of the reroofing work at the building.

For more information visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/hallquay or to raise a concern contact Dave Barley via the customer service centre on 0844 8008009.

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