North Walsham Road Trunch Drainage Scheme

Pleased that this work is about to get underway in Trunch and pleased that I could support it with a contribution from the part of the Highways budget that councillors are allowed to allocated to local schemes:

Public Information from Norfolk County Council

C295 North Walsham Road Trunch Drainage Scheme

To improve the drainage provisions along North Walsham Road in Trunch, a drainage scheme is planned to take place from Tuesday 4 January 2022. The work will involve installing drainage kerbs along a section of North Walsham Road from U19276 Cornish Avenue to U19207 Front Street along with a soakaway system in the highway verge opposite Cornish Avenue and resurfacing of this junction. These measures are to help alleviate the ponding water issue along North Walsham Road.  We expect this work to take approximately 8 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

While the work is underway, we will need to close a section of the North Walsham Road to through traffic so we can carry out the work safely and swiftly. A fully signed official diversion route will be in place during the works. At some point, for a duration of approximately 5 days each, a section of Front Street and Cornish Avenue will need to be fully closed to facilitate the works, however, there will be a short local diversion in place during this time.

Access to businesses and properties within the road closure area will be maintained however due to the nature of the works and the size of the plant required for the works some delays may be unavoidable and access will need to be from one end of the closure dependant on where our plant is operating at that time. Members of the team will be on site ready to assist and advise on the best direction to obtain access.

We have planned the work to try to minimise disruption as far as possible, and access to businesses and properties will be maintained. We will put signs in place to let people know that businesses are open as usual and we will tell emergency services and bus companies about the works, so that they can plan for their vehicles.

The County Council thanks people for their patience while this drainage improvement work is carried out.

The work which will cost £75,000.00 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

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