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Public information: Good progress made during first weekend closure of A140 for vital Hempnall roundabout work

02 September 2019

Work finished ahead of schedule, and the A140 reopened earlier than planned, after the first of the two weekend closures to allow for construction of the vital new Hempnall roundabout.

The key route was closed at the Hempnall junction from 8pm on Friday, 30 August. Due to the good progress made by the construction team, the road was reopened at 8.30pm on Sunday. This was well ahead of the planned 6.30am opening time on Monday morning.

And following the successful weekend of work, people heading towards Norwich on the A140 are now using part of the new roundabout for the first time.

Drivers are reminded that the second weekend closure is set for this coming weekend. The A140 will again be closed at the Hempnall junction - from 8pm on Friday 6 September until 6am on Monday 9 September.

As always, official diversion routes will make sure traffic is directed along routes of the same or higher classification than the closed road. So, while the A140 is closed, signs will direct people along the A143 and A146. Some of the signs used this weekend will be replaced by larger signs next weekend, to ensure drivers use the planned diversion routes.

Appropriate diversion routes will also be in place for local traffic.

The scheme that started in May 2019 is set for completion in November 2019.

Up-to-date information about the scheme is available on the County Council website at: www.norfolk.gov.uk/hempnallcrossroads

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