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Disruption for motorists in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 09:48 05 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:47 06 July 2010

SHOPPERS and motorists in north Lowestoft could face disruption when a series of road works get under way later this month.

Two sections of the A12, which runs through Lowestoft and north to Great Yarmouth, are set to be closed for parts of January and February.

SHOPPERS and motorists in north Lowestoft could face disruption when a series of road works get under way later this month.

Two sections of the A12, which runs through Lowestoft and north to Great Yarmouth, are set to be closed for parts of January and February.

Part of the A12 trunk road at St Peter's Street is set to be closed for up to 28 days from Wednesday, January 20, meaning that drivers heading travelling between Lowestoft and the A12 towards Yarmouth will be diverted through the north end of the town.

The A12 eastbound slip road from Thurston Road to St Peter's Street is due to be closed from 8am to 5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 8am to 3.30pm on Fridays and 9.30am to 5pm on Mondays from January 20.

The car parking spaces along the road will also be closed while the work is being carried out.

A Highways Agency spokesman said: “The work is to upgrade the signal controls on the crossings on St Peter's Street and Artillery Way and closures allow for those to be updated safely.”

The work around St Peter's Street is expected to take up to 28 days.

Once those crossings have been upgraded, the A12 southbound at Artillery Way will be closed for the same daytime hours from the St Peter's Street/Jubilee Way roundabout to the pedestrian crossing near the High Street for crossings at that end of the road to be updated.

That work is expected to take about five weeks, and will start on or after Wednesday February 10.

Bus services will operate during all the road works and the bus stops on St Peter's Street, opposite Alexandra Road, and on Artillery Way outside the police station will be open at all times.

Signed diversions through Factory Street, Dove Street, Crown Street, Boston Road and KatwijkWay will be in place during the first set of works.

Cars will be sent via KatwijkWay, Gordon Road, Denmark Road, Station Square, Waveney Road and Battery Green Road while Artillery Way is closed.

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