Heavy rain extends roadworks project

MOTORISTS will have to endure extra day of diversions after bad weather held up road works in Great Yarmouth.Heavy rain last Sunday called a halt to carriageway resurfacing in the town centre, which was due to finish this weekend.

MOTORISTS will have to endure extra day of diversions after bad weather held up road works in Great Yarmouth.

Heavy rain last Sunday called a halt to carriageway resurfacing in the town centre, which was due to finish this weekend.

Now the job, part of St George's Theatre regeneration project, is set to finish on Sunday, March 14.

It includes putting in pinch point crossings to reduce safety concerns about pedestrians crossing the southern end of King Street at the junction with Regent Street.

The flush pavements are designed to be easier to use for people with pushchairs and disabilities and calm traffic.

The kerbing and carriageway resurfacing will close roads in Yarmouth Way (from its junction with Alexandra Road), King Street (from adjacent to Christchurch to St George's Plain), Deneside (from St George's Plain to Christchurch) and Alexandra Road.

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Diversions will be in operation via St Nicholas Road, Euston Road, Marine Parade, St Peter's Road, King Street, Nottingham Way and South Quay.

During the works there will be access to the parking in St George's Plain from the St Peter's Road direction only, although this may be limited during working hours.

Access to the northern sections of Deneside and King Street will be restricted during the road closures, but closure points will be manned so directions and guidance will be available.

Buses leaving Market Gates will be diverted via Regent Road, King Street, Regent Street and South Quay, while access to Market Gates car parks will be signed from Fullers Hill. The work will take place from 7am to early evening this and next Sunday (March 14). The scheme is due to be completed by Easter.