Roads in Cromer to be closed during November for sewer pipe works

Canada Road is among Cromer's roads facing closures for sewer pipe upgrades. Image: Google StreetVie

Canada Road is among Cromer's roads facing closures for sewer pipe upgrades. Image: Google StreetView - Credit: Archant

Roads around Cromer will be closed during November due to upgrade works on the town's sewers.

The works are part of a £2.3m project to re-line pipes with a soft felt 'sock' impregnated with resin, which hardens and should last for at least 50 years.

The process is an alternative to digging up roads to replace sewers, and should dramatically reduce the risk of costly and disruptive sewer collapses.

Sarah Dobson, from Anglian Water, said: 'Relining sewers and creating a brand new sewer inside an existing pipe is far less disruptive for local residents. The new lining sets hard, effectively creating a brand new pipe.

'Work will start in Cromer in November and will move around the county over the next year, with engineers working as much as possible under a mixture of road closures, signs and lights.

'All, bar one of the road closures planned in Cromer to complete the work will be overnight closures to minimise any disruption for residents.

'Some road closures will be needed for safety reasons but this will not be done without plenty of notice and access will be maintained for residents and emergency vehicles.

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'We hope the people of Cromer will understand the importance of the scheme and the benefits once the project is complete.'

Road closures will include:

- Canada Road, November 7-10, in order to reline the sewer that runs along the middle of the road. Diversion route is Prince of Wales Road, Cadogan Road and Beach Road.

- Cambridge Street, November 22–23, for overnight works with diversion along Norwich Street, Church Street, Mount Street, Bond Street and Cross Street.

- Hamilton Road, November 16-17, for overnight works with diversion route: Prince of Wales Road, Runton Road, Beach Road, Holt Road and Norwich Road.

- Bond Street, November 28-30 for overnight works. To access the north section of Bond Street the diversion route is Mount Street, Louden Road, Prince of Wales Road and Church Street. To access south section of Bond Street the route is Mount Street, The Loke and Cross Street. To access Mount Street from the south section of Bond Street, take Cross Street, Cambridge Street, Mount Street.

- Mount Street, November 22-24 for overnight works. Diversion route is Norwich Road, B1436, Holt Road, Beach Road, Runton Road and Prince of Wales Road.