Fullers Hill disruption for drivers

TRAFFIC using one the most jammed points of Yarmouth’s road network faces three weeks of disruption as work starts a week on Monday.

The work focusing on Fullers Hill roundabout and the routes radiating from it, is set to have major implications for through traffic.

Officials at Norfolk County Council say the timing of the works between the summer and festive holiday seasons is about as good as it could be for traders and engineers.

And spokesman John Birchill said the major project, costing �475,000, would be worth it in the long run keeping the road in good condition and heading off any unplanned, emergency repairs which would be more disruptive.

The works start on Monday, October 4, for three weeks until October 22 and include the repair and resurfacing of Fullers Hill roundabout, a short section of Acle New Road, and a longer stretch of North Quay.

The essential maintenance will require road closures, but to reduce its impact, work is being carried out overnight (7pm to 6am) for the first seven nights of the 13-night project. All overnight traffic restrictions will be lifted during the day and at weekends.

Resurfacing on North Quay will cover a 380m stretch in a northbound direction from Fullers Hill roundabout. Fullers Hill roundabout will also be resurfaced, as will Acle New Road, west bound, between Fullers Hill roundabout and the main entrance to Asda. Diversions will be in place for the roundabout and Acle New Road works only. Pedestrians will not be affected. The work will be carried out in phases as follows:

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Phase one: Fullers Hill roundabout will be closed to HGVs overnight on October 4 to allow works on the inner ring of the roundabout.

Phases two and three: Fullers Hill roundabout will be closed to all traffic overnight (7pm to 6am) from the evening of October 5 to the morning of October 9 and from the evening of October 11 to the morning of October 13. This is to allow work on the southern half of the roundabout, along with the south side (westbound) of Acle New Road (Phase 2), followed by work on the northern half of the roundabout (Phase 3).

Phase 4: Works along North Quay (north of Fullers Hill roundabout) during normal daylight hours from October 13 to October 22 will restrict the road to one lane. Traffic will only be able to travel northbound along the A149 North Quay. A diversion will be in place for southbound traffic.

Throughout the work, access to properties and business will be maintained from one or other end depending upon point of working.

Norfolk County Council apologises the inconvenience. The work will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s environment, transport and development partnership and their contractors.