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Disruption to Dereham traffic

PUBLISHED: 17:03 06 April 2009 | UPDATED: 15:09 07 July 2010

Traffic on one of Dereham's main roads will be disrupted for a month because of roadworks.

Norfolk County Council is proposing to begin the project on Commercial Road on May 11.

Traffic on one of Dereham's main roads will be disrupted for a month because of roadworks.

Norfolk County Council is proposing to begin the project on Commercial Road on May 11.

The plans to resurface Commercial Road and improve the pavements there are expected to cost about £150,000.

A spokesman for Norfolk County Council, who said the proposals were all subject to the views of the town council and business representatives, said: “Fortunately there are good local diversions, so the town will remain very much open for business.”

The first part of the work would be to widen the pavement on the east side of Commercial Road, from Norwich Street to the police station. This would be expected to take three weeks.

During this time the stretch of road from the police station to London Road would be open to traffic. However, the one-way system would be suspended, and instead traffic would be allowed to travel in both directions with temporary traffic lights at the car park entrance and the narrowest point of Commercial Road.

This arrangement would then continue during the first stage of resurfacing work, but for the last few days the stretch between the police station and London Road would be closed as the resurfacing work moves to that section.

The stretch from Norwich Street to the car park would then be reopened with traffic allowed in both directions and temporary traffic lights. The resurfacing work would be expected to take one week in total.

During the work the council would also temporarily remove the build-outs on Cowper Road and suspend the one way system north of Georges Road to enable access for delivery vehicles.

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