Resurfacing work on section of A47 starts tonight <co corr>

Richard ParrWork to resurface west and east carriageways of the A47 in the Dereham area is due to start tonight and continue for 12 nights.The work includes crack and joint repairs to the concrete carriageway, replacement of concrete carriageway bays, removal and replacement of traffic signs, removal of some trees and installation of a safety barrier.Richard Parr

Work to resurface west and east carriageways of the A47 in the Dereham area is due to start tonight and continue for 12 nights.

The work includes crack and joint repairs to the concrete carriageway, replacement of concrete carriageway bays, removal and replacement of traffic signs, removal of some trees and installation of a safety barrier.

The work, which is weather dependent, and will cover the stretch between the Beeston Road junction and the Toftwood interchange with the A1075, a distance of 4.35 miles, is to be carried out using lane closures with traffic restricted to a single lane running in a convoy system.

When the convoy is in operation a 10 mph speed restriction willbe in place with a 40 mph speed restriction at all other times


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The works will be carried out overnight to cause the lease inconvenience to motorists - from 10pm until 6am on weekday nights with clearly signed diversion routes.

All the works are weather dependent and a wet or damp road surface at 9pm will result in work not taking place that night.

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Access to private properties is to be maintained at all times.

On Friday a programme of resurfacing work starts to improve safety and extend the life of the westbound and eastbound carriageway on the Narborough bypass, a distance of 4.4 miles.

White lines and road studs will be repainted and replaced.

The work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am and is expected to be completed in eight days.

The work will take place in three sections with a 40mph speed restriction in place and 10mph convoy operating past the works area.

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