Road closures in place during final stages of work on dangerous junction

Construction continues on the roundabout at Hales.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018

Construction continues on the roundabout at Hales.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Road closures are in place on the A146 at Hales as the final stages of work to improve Norfolk’s most dangerous main road junction are carried out.

Construction continues on the roundabout at Hales.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018

Construction continues on the roundabout at Hales.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The £1.6m scheme will see a new roundabout built at the junction of the A146 Beccles Road/B1136 Yarmouth Road – which the county council has previously identified as the most dangerous in the county – along with the construction of new laybys to allow buses to stop safely along the route.

Work started in January and is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month.

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said: “There are night closures on the A146 from 7pm to 6am every night this week, which will finish on Saturday morning, May 12. The A146 will reopen each morning for daily traffic.

Construction continues on the roundabout at Hales.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018

Construction continues on the roundabout at Hales.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

“The B1136 Yarmouth Road is closed at all times until the following weekend. Diversions are in place to ensure alternative routes are provided.”

The scheme will also see a new 50mph speed limit introduced along the road from just north of the petrol filling station heading southwards, extending beyond the new bus stop laybys just south of Green Lane and Green Road.

A temporary speed limit of 30mph is also in place on the A146 where the work is taking place.

Construction continues on the roundabout at Hales.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018

Construction continues on the roundabout at Hales.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2018 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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