15 September 2014
Postwick Hub – Update No. 10
Construction of the new North / South section of the new link road has progressed well and with the lower layers of the new road pavement complete preparations are being made to lay the first asphalt.
Earthworks have commenced to construct the new A47 Gt Yarmouth Eastbound ‘on slip’.
Works continue on the excavation of 8,000 cubic metres of soil to construct a new drainage lagoon alongside the A47.
Piling works for the new bridge has been completed and work has started to install steelwork for the Southern bridge pier. The first concrete pour is planned for next week with 230 cubic metres of concrete to be placed in a day.
Piling work has also commenced underneath the existing bridge, the piles will be spaced so that they are almost touching each other to form a continuous piled wall which will create the required space underneath the existing structure for the new ‘exit slip’ to be constructed.
Final preparation works are under way with placement of topsoil in the verges along the new footway / cycle track that will link Oaks Lane to the existing Park & Ride site.
Work to remove the A1042 Park & Ride roundabout and replace it with a temporary roundabout layout has been reprogrammed and will now commence towards the end of September.
Utility works continue with UKPN on site laying new cables in preparation for the removal of the 33 Kva overheads that cross over the new Park & Ride site.
BT continue with cable changeovers along the A47 and A1042.
Anglian Water are programmed in towards the end of September to relocate the existing water main that runs along the A1042.
A47 Westbound – ‘entry’ slip road lane narrowing.
A47 Eastbound – No additional planned traffic management.
50mph temporary speed limits are now in force on the East and Westbound carriageways for the duration of the works. 30mph limits in force on A1042 and Broadland Way.
Oaks Lane is now closed for a period of five months. Diversion route will be A1042
Yarmouth Road, C440 Brundall Low Rd, C440 Church Rd, U59404 Cullings Hill.
Until the new footway is open, pedestrians and cyclists will be signed through the closure at Oaks Lane.
Off Peak Traffic Management on A1042 Yarmouth Road south of the A47 will continue to be required at certain times, this will be in the form of two-way temporary traffic signals.
Peachman Way roundabout localised lane narrowing week commencing 22 September. Attached at the end of the Newsletter are extracts from the Contractors ‘timeline
programme’ for week 20 to week 30.
This and future newsletters, together with timings of the different stages of Traffic Management during the works, can be viewed on the County Councils website, please see below.
For Further Information
Live roadworks information can be viewed on the County Council’s website here, or from
‘Roadworks’ in the A-Z of Services.
Tim Ellis, Deputy Project Manager, on 07885 579597, or
Norfolk County Council highways enquiries on 0344 800 8020
Lucy Washington – Randall email@example.com
Birse Civils General Enquiries 0800 0329760
Thanks to Su for passing the info on.
Info from Nikki Bunnewell of broadland business park via Su (Parish Administration)