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Cromer braced for major roadworks next week

18:33 24 January 2013

Roadworks sign at the junction of Mount Street and  Bond Street, Cromer.

Roadworks sign at the junction of Mount Street and Bond Street, Cromer.

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Motorists face two days of traffic trouble at Cromer early next week when one of the main one-way streets is closed for resurfacing.

Lorries will be forced to take a long diversion, while cars will have to travel down residential roads while the work on Mount Street is completed on Monday and Tuesday, with a third day pencilled in should bad weather cause delays.

Some of the streets will temporarily be made one-way during the work.

The resurfacing includes the Mount Street junctions with Cambridge Street and Bond Street.

Cromer Chamber of Trade members are disappointed that North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has turned down their request to allow free parking in Cromer’s The Meadow car park during the disruption.

NNDC fears it would create a precedent but chamber member Tracey Khalil said the council should have viewed the measure as a positive move, showing that NNDC wanted to help its towns which were coping with both hard economic times and bad weather.

Mrs Khalil said a great deal of the town’s on-street parking would be lost during the work and she feared congestion as traffic tried to find its way through the town, with many motorists looking for parking slots.

Traders had spent time and money trying to promote their businesses and she was concerned that if the roadworks caused problems, people would avoid Cromer.

“It’s not just an inconvenience. It’s up to three days of major disruption,” she said.

But Rhodri Oliver, NNDC cabinet member with responsibility for parking, said: “It would be quite unfair on council-tax payers to pick up the tab whenever roadworks caused disruption. However we remain totally committed to supporting economic growth in this district for the benefit of all residents.”

Vehicles travelling through the town from the Holt or Sheringham direction will not be affected. But light vehicles coming from the Norwich or Overstrand direction and heading through Cromer will have to turn left onto Vicarage Road, Colne Road and The Croft before joining Louden Road.

Louden Road will temporarily be made two way during the work, to allow vehicles to turn right out of The Croft for “access purposes only”.

There will be temporary parking restrictions on Vicarage Road, Colne Road and The Croft.

The northern stretch of Bond Street will have its one-way system reversed, to run north to south. HGVs will turn left at Roughton and follow the B1436 through Felbrigg, then turn right or left onto the A148 Holt Road.

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