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Public Information from Norfolk County Council

11th December 2023

Temporary road closures for preliminary site clearance work in the Long Stratton area, including temporary traffic management, on Church Lane, Edges Lane, Hall Lane, Parkers Lane and A140 (Layby Only)

Work on the new Long Stratton Bypass is currently due to start later next spring. This scheme will remove through traffic on the A140 from the centre of Long Stratton, improving journey times across the county and support our regional economy.

In order to give the project the best possible start, some site clearance work is needed from early January 2024. Any vegetation removal will be minimal but to ensure the safety of both the public and our contractors, a series of temporary road closures and traffic management will be in place. Weather permitting, the temporary road closures will be intermittently in place between Monday 8 January and Friday 29 March 2024. One layby on the A140 Ipswich Road (north of Wild Rose Farm) will also be closed for the duration of this work.

The temporary road closures will only implemented when absolutely necessary. The affected roads will remain open and available for free passage at all other times. A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be in force when signs are sited. We are unfortunately unable to provide exact dates at this stage as to when each particular road may be affected but will endeavour to provide continuous notice throughout the duration of the works. This will be via advance warning signage at each location, along with clearly signed diversion routes where applicable.

Diversion routes and temporary road closure plans are also available on request.

Access will be maintained throughout for residents/businesses located within the works areas but some minor delays be experienced whilst key activities are in progress.

We understand any disruption on the roads is frustrating and will be working closely with our contractors throughout the project to minimise this as much as possible.

If you do have any queries or concerns then please contact a member of the team on the details below.

You can also sign up for email updates on the wider project via the main project webpage.

The County Council thanks the public for their patience while this work is carried out.

Contact and further information

Telephone: 0344 800 8020Ask for Dominic Mayne, Andrew Connors or Paul Gallop


Project website:

Up-to-date information about all roadworks in Norfolk is available on the County Council website at

If you need this report in large print, audio, Braille, alternative format or in a different language please contact 0344 800 8020 and ask for Long Stratton Bypass or textphone 0344 800 8011 and we will do our best to help.

Team C (Highways)

CES, Performance and Governance

County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DH

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