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Bascule Bridge set to close for overnight work

PUBLISHED: 10:17 03 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:44 03 April 2019

Overnight work is set to be carried out on the Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft. Picture: Highways England

Overnight work is set to be carried out on the Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft. Picture: Highways England

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Motorists are likely to face disruption as routine maintenance work is carried out overnight on the A47 Bascule Bridge at Lowestoft.

Maintenance work is likely to be carried out overnight at Lowestoft's Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick ButcherMaintenance work is likely to be carried out overnight at Lowestoft's Bascule Bridge. Picture: Nick Butcher

Traffic will be diverted as the work is carried out on the bridge for one night, between 8pm on Thursday, April 4 and 6am on Friday, April 5.

With the bridge temporarily closed, a spokesman for Highways England said: “We will be carrying out routine maintenance works on the A47 Bascule Bridge at Lowestoft.

“This will be on the night of Thursday, April 4, from 8pm to 6am.

“During the work, the A47 will be closed in both directions at the bridge and a diversion will be clearly signposted.

“A free hourly bus service will be provided for pedestrians wanting to cross the bridge.

“This will leave from the north side of the bridge at quarter past the hour and from the south side at quarter to the hour.”

Highways chiefs expect to carry out three further nights of maintenance works to the A47 Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft in June, August and November.

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