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Bridge repairs set to close popular short cut for motorists

PUBLISHED: 14:20 15 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:51 15 May 2019

Maintanance work on the bridge will close the B1077 at Stuston, near Diss. Picture: Simon Parkin

Maintanance work on the bridge will close the B1077 at Stuston, near Diss. Picture: Simon Parkin

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Motorists are set to face disruption when bridge repairs close a road that is a popular short cut to and from a Norfolk town.

The bridge over the River Waveney near Diss, which marks the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, will be closed for repair work. Picture: Simon ParkinThe bridge over the River Waveney near Diss, which marks the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, will be closed for repair work. Picture: Simon Parkin

Maintanance work on the bridge over the River Waveney, which marks the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, will see the B1077 at Stuston closed from June 10 to July 12.

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The road, which passes Diss Golf Club, is a busy thoroughfare for traffic heading between Diss and the A143 without having to use the A140.

The work by Suffolk County Council will sees the removal and re-applying a new waterproofing system on the bridge deck, resurfacing of the carriageway, laying new kerbs and refurbishment of the metal railings on the side of the bridge.

The project will be working around a high pressured gas main and part of the road closure period is to allow for potential work by gas supply company Cadent.

Diversions will be in operation during the road closure but access to pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained.

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