Norfolk & Suffolk County Councils, HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that to facilitate the staging of the East Coast Truckers Annual Children’s Convoy on 28th August 2022, have made a Traffic Order, the effect of which will be to i) temporarily restrict vehicular traffic passage along the route of the Convoy and access to that route from side roads and only whilst the Convoy is in the vicinity of those roads; ii) temporarily suspend the one way restriction from entry to C628 Marine Parade (east side) and ii) temporarily impose a one way restriction on the C628 Marine Parade (east side) from its junction with C621 Euston Road to a point 62 metres south of the centreline of its junction with U60478 Princes Road in a south-north direction.
The provisions of the Order will not prevent access being maintained for pedestrians to any premises situated on or adjacent to any road to which this Order relates, or to any other premises accessible from and only from, such a road.
The Order will come into effect on 28th August 2022 and will remain in force for one day. It is anticipated that the Convoy will commence at approximately 10.00hrs from the premises of County Hall, Norwich following a route out of the city via Thorpe Road and Yarmouth Road to the A47 at Postwick where it continues to Great Yarmouth and joins the A12 to Harfreys roundabout where it detours along Beccles Road, Church Road and Middleton Road to rejoin the A12 to Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park at Lowestoft to arrive at approximately 12.00. The Convoy will return from Pleasurewood Hills at approximately 17.15hrs via the A12 northbound through Gorleston via Middleton Road, Church Road and Beccles Road to Gapton Hall roundabout, Great Yarmouth Marine Parade, A47 Norwich Southern bypass exiting at A146 Trowse Bypass, Martineau Lane to County Hall. Restriction on traffic will only be enforced until normal traffic flow can be maintained.
The promoter of the event is East Coast Truckers Charity, PO Box 56, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2WT.
A copy of the Order and a plan may be inspected at Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH during normal office hours. However, during the current epidemic staffing levels have been reduced and viewing online would be recommended in keeping with the government guidelines. The person dealing with this event for Norfolk & Suffolk County Councils is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8009.
I am writing to tell you that we plan to carry out essential bridge maintenance work on the A47 Breydon Bridge. Work will include replacing the hydraulics and control panel for the lifting mechanism of the bridge.
We are carrying out this work to replace obsolete systems that still run on the bridge. By undertaking this work now, we avoid any future emergency closures that could result from breakdowns of these obsolete components.
We plan to complete this work over 7 months from Sunday 4 September to Friday 10 March2023, weather conditions permitting.
Most of this work will be carried out on scaffolding placed under the bridge. This will minimise the extent of our road closures and traffic disruption as much as possible.
To allow us to carry out the work safely, we will work under temporary traffic signals during the day, with working hours of 9.30am to 3.30pm, up until Sunday 26 February 2023. Both directions of travel across the bridge will still be possible, but you may experience delays.
We will also need occasional closures of the bridge. Details of these upcoming closures can be found in the table below:
Sunday 4 September to Wednesday 7 September Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 September Sunday 25 to Wednesday 28 September Wednesday 12 October Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November Thursday 12 January 2023Monday 23 January 2023
Overnight closures of Breydon Bridge between 8pm and 6am
Monday 24 to Friday 28 October
No road closures or work planned due to October half-term
Monday 19 December to Tuesday 3 January
No road closures planned during Christmas and New Year.
Tuesday 27 January to Sunday 1 February 2023
Overnight road closures for barrier and scaffold removal between 8pm and 6am
Monday 30 January to Sunday 26 February 2023
Off-peak day closures: 9:30am – 3:30pm
More details on the scheduled daytime off-peak closures scheduled for 2023 and a scheme progress update will be communicated before Christmas.
Whilst the above closures are in place eastbound traffic will be diverted from the A47 at Trowse Newton to travel southbound on the A146. Traffic will then join the A143 at Gillingham to re-join the A47 at Beccles Road, A47 interchange. Westbound traffic will follow the same diversion as above but in reverse.