Bascule Bridge temporary closure
Work to repair the A12 Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft
Amey are working on behalf of Highways England to complete essential repair and maintenance work on the Bascule Bridge on the A12 in Lowestoft.
Subject to weather conditions, they plan to start work on Monday 23 January, finishing by Monday 20 February, working between 8pm and 6am. Amey apologises for any delays this may create for your staff and customers
To keep road users at a safe distance from the works, they will close the A12 crossing on Bascule Bridge while they are working. There will be clearly signed diversion routes in place, whereby national traffic travelling northbound will be diverted to:
• Exit the A12 onto the A1117 Bloodmoor Road, continuing to the roundabout with the A12, then;
• Continue on the A1117 Bloodmoor Road, Elmtree Road and Cotmer Road to the junction with the A146, then;
• Take A1117 Bridge Road, continuing on Normanston Drive, Peto Way, Millenium Way and Bentley Drive to re-join the A12 Yarmouth Road.
Local traffic travelling northbound will be diverted to:
• Exit the A12 London Road onto the A146 Pier Terrace, then;
• Continue on Horn Hill, Waveney Drive and Victoria Road to join the A1117, then;
• Cross the bridge, continuing to follow the A1117 Normanston Drive to the roundabout with Peto Way, then;
• Head right to Denmark Road, continuing to join the A12 Waveney Road.
Drivers heading southbound will the relevant above diversion in reverse.
A free hourly bus service will be provided for pedestrians wanting to cross the bridge. This will leave from the north side of the bridge at quarter past the hour and from the south side at quarter to the hour.
Please do publicise the works to your staff and customers so they can plan their journeys. We would advise drivers to allow extra time to complete their journey.
Amer said "We will do our utmost to complete the works as quickly as possible, avoiding disturbance and keeping noise to a minimum"
To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england to register for the latest alerts.