Road restrictions on A47

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NATIONAL Grid is advising residents and motorists of temporary road closures and speed restrictions in the Walpole area as a £50 million overhead power line upgrade and refurbishment project gets under-way.

The A47 will be reduced from two lanes to one in each direction with temporary traffic lights from Saturday (April 30 to Sunday May 1). This will be in place from the junction with Main Road, Tilney All Saints, to the junction with Church Road, Terrington St John. The restriction will take place from 8pm on Saturday to 6am on Sunday.

Walpole Bank Road, near Walpole St Peter, will be closed from its junction with Folgate Lane to Wisbech Road for four weeks, from Friday (April 29 to Thursday May 26). A diversion route will be in place via Wisbech Road, Police Road, Walnut Road, Mill Road, Lynn Road, School Road and Mill Road. This is the start of an eight-month project to rewire the 52-mile (84km) high-voltage line, running between Norwich and Walpole.