Repairs to A17 will see road closed overnight for a week

Road closed.
Road closed.

The A17 is to be closed overnight for a week.

Works will start tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out repairs to the road surface of the A17 northwest of its junction with the A1121.

A bridge joint will also be replaced on Swineshead Bridge, south of the level crossing.

The works are expected to take a week and be completed by Friday, October 21, weather permitting.

Work will be undertaken overnight between 6pm and 7am Monday to Friday and the A17 will be fully closed during these hours, with a signed diversion in place.

The A17 will be open to traffic between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday and Sunday.

Andy Wharff, area highways manager said: “The road has deteriorated to the point where resurfacing is required, which will extend the life of the road for many years.

“We’ll be making the most of the overnight closures; street lights will also be changed, as part of our streetlight transformation project, and we’ll be refreshing road markings and cleaning out gullies at the same time.

“Co-ordinating the works in this way will avoid the need for future closures, and minimise disruption for drivers.

“All reasonable measures will be taken to complete the scheme as quickly as possible, although this will depend on external factors such as the weather.”

“Drivers are asked to read and follow the information on the temporary signs that will be in place during the works, and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.”