A47 Bascule HDU replacement

Theresa Morley

Replacement of the hydraulic drive unit (lifting mechanism) of the bridge.

The bridge will be closed overnight from Monday 29 January 2018 on weeknights until Monday 26 February 2018. While closed, there will be clearly signed diversion routes in place.

Diversion

  • National traffic heading north will take the A1117 Bloodmoor Road, then at the A1117 Bloodmoor Road Roundabout continuing on the A1117 (Bloodmoor Road, Elmtree Road, Cotmer Road) to its junction with the A146 Bridge Road, then turn left onto the A1117 Bridge Road, continue on the A1117 (Normanston Drive, Peto Way, Millennium Way, Bentley Drive) and re-join the A47 Yarmouth Road. Drivers heading southbound will follow this diversion route in reverse
  • Local traffic travelling northbound to be diverted off the A47 London Road onto the A146 Pier Terrace continuing along Horn Hill, Waveney Drive and Victoria Road, turn right to join the A1117 and cross the bridge, continue to follow the A1117 Normanston Drive to the roundabout with Peto Way, turn right to Peto Way and continue at the next roundabout to follow Denmark Road to join the A47 Waveney Road. Drivers heading southbound will follow this diversion route in reverse
  • There will be a bus service in place for pedestrians looking to cross the bridge during the closure

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