Fullers Hill roundabout to be closed for seven nights for final stage of roadworks
PUBLISHED: 16:15 15 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:55 15 January 2018
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Major roadworks at one of the main gateways into Great Yarmouth are due to end next week after four months of traffic disruption.
Norfolk County Council says the Fullers Hill roundabout should be open to traffic by January 26.
The final stage of improvement works sees the roundabout closed from tonight for seven nights so resurfacing work can take place along with the adjoining sections of the four approach roads.
The roundabout will be closed between 7pm and 6am until the morning of Monday, 22 January. Signed diversions will be in place and the work will be dependent on the weather.
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Norfolk County Council is spending £650,000 to create an extra lane on the roundabout by reducing the size of the central island. An additional right-hand turn lane will also be put in on the North Quay approach from the north where often queues are particularly bad due to the volume of traffic wanting to get onto the A47.
It is part of a £3.5m transport improvement scheme.
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A county council spokesman said: “When completed, people can expect fewer delays in the area and shorter, more reliable journey times. It’s hoped that air quality may also benefit, with a reduction in queuing stationary traffic giving off emissions.
“The Fullers Hill roundabout improvement work is part of a multimillion pound programme to transform the Great Yarmouth area over the coming years to make it easier for people to get to and around and make it a more attractive place to live, work and visit.
“This will help attract future investment and economic development to the area, creating skilled jobs, business opportunities and giving local people a better quality of life.”
Running up until summer 2018, work will also be carried out to improve the forecourt at Great Yarmouth’s train station and also the route to the Market Place via The Conge.
A right hand turn will also be added to the route out of the station and the ASDA supermarket, easing pressure on the Vauxhall roundabout, as currently cars have to turn left and use the roundabout to head back towards the town centre and Caister.