Work to start next week on key road junction in Hockering

04 January 2018

Work will start on Monday 8 January 2018 to change the priority at the junction of Stone Road (C493) with Heath Road (C173), Hockering, to discourage traffic from travelling through Hockering village to reach the A47.

The scheme, costing £100,000, involves converting the junction into a bend linking Heath Road and Stone Road.  The work, which is expected to take four weeks to complete (by Friday 2 February), includes construction of new carriageway to improve the radius of the bend, and kerbing, surfacing, lines and revised signs.

Stone Road will be closed throughout the works (diversion details below), and Heath Road will be subject to two-way temporary traffic lights, with two overnight closures (8pm to 6am) on Wednesday 31 January and Thursday 1 February.

The work, which is in addition to measures in Hockering village to support and extend speed limits, is required under the Development Consent Order for Norwich Northern Distributor Road and will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

Road closures and marked diversions

Stone Road (24-hour closure)

  • HGV route (for HGVs wishing to travel westbound on the A47*) and local Stone Road traffic:  B1535 Heath Road, Collin Green Lane, Blind Lane, Cherry Tree Lane, Stone Road.  A temporary one-way system will be in use.  HGVs wishing to travel eastbound on the A47 are unaffected.
  • Local traffic alternative:  Heath Road, Weston Green Road, Sandy Lane, B1535 Frans Green, B1535 Wood Lane, A47 Trunk Road, The Street, Heath Road

Heath Road (overnight closures – 8pm-6am)

  • HGV route (for HGVs wishing to travel westbound on the A47) and local Stone Road traffic:  As above.

Emergency access will be maintained throughout.

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