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Wymondham 'open' during major roadworks

PUBLISHED: 10:23 03 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:21 03 June 2010

Wymondham will remain open for business during major roadworks in the town centre starting on Monday, March 10, the county council has stressed.

A scheme to construct a new 'toucan' pedestrian/cycling crossing on Norwich Road will take five weeks to complete at a cost of about £75,000, and temporary traffic lights will be in use for some of the time.

Wymondham will remain open for business during major roadworks in the town centre starting on Monday, March 10, the county council has stressed.

A scheme to construct a new 'toucan' pedestrian/cycling crossing on Norwich Road will take five weeks to complete at a cost of about £75,000, and temporary traffic lights will be in use for some of the time.

The crossing will be immediately north of the Esso garage between the two paths from the adjacent housing estates which emerge on to Norwich Road. The footway on the north side is to be widened for 150 metres to provide a shared pedestrian/cycle path to link with the existing cycle route to the north. As part of the project the street lighting will also be improved to aid safety in the vicinity of the new crossing.

Town centre resurfacing of Cock Street, Town Green, Middleton Street and Market Street will be carried out in three phases, starting with preparatory kerbing and drainage work. In addition to signed diversion routes, signs will be put up to reassure shoppers that stores and other businesses remain open. The emergency services have also been informed.

Phase 1 runs from March 12-20 and will see the closure of Cock Street to Town Green from 7.30am-5pm weekdays. Phase 2, from 25-27 March involves the closure of Middleton Street from 7.30am to 5.00pm weekdays. Vehicular access to properties within the closures will be maintained.

Phase 3, on Sunday, March 30 and Sunday, April 6, requires the closure of Market Street from 8am-8pm. The use of large machinery will prevent vehicular access to Damgate Street. However, a car park located behind Damgate Street may be used if necessary, and is accessed via Brewery Lane. There is no charge for parking on Sundays.

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