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Traffic delays expected as £10,000 drainage works to prevent flooding carried out

Generic views of traffic in Attleborough town centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY/ARCHANT LIBRARY

Generic views of traffic in Attleborough town centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY/ARCHANT LIBRARY

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Motorists have been warned to expect to delays as £10,000 work to improve drainage and prevent flooding in a town centre gets underway.

Generic views of traffic in Attleborough town centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY/ARCHANT LIBRARYGeneric views of traffic in Attleborough town centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY/ARCHANT LIBRARY

Installation of a new drainage gully and pipework in Ollands Road, Attleborough begins today (Monday, January 8) and is scheduled to last for a week.

A Norfolk County Council statement said: “This improvement is to help alleviate the flooding issues experienced in the area.

“We will do our best to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and your co-operation would therefore be greatly appreciated as works progress.

“The council thanks people for their patience while this drainage improvement work is carried out.”

Generic views of traffic in Attleborough town centre. Picture: STUART ANDERSON/ARCHANT LIBRARYGeneric views of traffic in Attleborough town centre. Picture: STUART ANDERSON/ARCHANT LIBRARY

The £10,000 project is funded through the National Productivity Investment Fund for Market Town Drainage works.

Works will start 60m south of the junction of Clover Road, with aquacells - which store water - located in a grass verge by the roadside.

The grass area will be re-seeded once works are complete.

Traffic will be controlled by “give and take”, where drivers are expected to negotiate hazards without the need for temporary traffic lights.

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