A major bridge in Great Yarmouth will close for maintenance work.

A closure will be put in place on Haven Bridge which carries the A1243 over the River Yare to carry out bridge test lifts.

The tests are the final part of the major Haven Bridge upgrade project which is nearing completion. 

The temporary overnight closures will be required on Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14 between 8pm to 6am, weather permitting.

Work will be carried out overnight to minimise inconvenience to the public.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Haven BridgeHaven Bridge (Image: Archant © 2011)

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A signed diversion route will be in place during the closure. Traffic will be directed via A1243 Pasteur Road, A47 Western Bypass, A149 Acle New Road and B1141 North Quay.

Free shuttle buses will be provided to carry pedestrians across the bridge.

The shuttle bus stops will be at the Stonecutters Car Park on the east side of the bridge and the Matalan bus stop on the west side.

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said: "We have been liaising closely with National Highways to ensure our schemes are co-ordinated with their scheme at Breydon Bridge on the A47."