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Norfolk County Council urge motorists to stick to A1066 diversion



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Highways officials have urged motorists to stick to official diversion routes after a road closure prompted drivers to take small back-roads instead.

Last week, Norfolk County Council’s community and environmental services department began drainage improvement work on the A1066 in South Lopham, closing off 350 metres of the road in the process.

The road closure heading into South Lopham on the A1066, causing havoc on the surrounding lanes. Picture by Mecha Morton.
The road closure heading into South Lopham on the A1066, causing havoc on the surrounding lanes. Picture by Mecha Morton.

While an official diversion route has been established, which runs along the B1113, some drivers have opted to drive down other lanes to shave time off their journeys.

This has prompted reports of cars churning up verges on the lanes as they struggle to manage the volume of traffic.

The work is scheduled to continue until midnight on October 15 and will see the installation of a new carrier drain to replace an outdated drainage system. It is hoped the work will help to alleviate historical drainage problems in the area.

A spokesman for Norfolk County Council pleaded with motorists to stick to the official diversion route, adding that site staff will be working to keep any delays to a minimum.



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