Lowestoft: Hole causes part of A12 to close

Hole causes road closure.

Hole causes road closure. - Credit: Archant

The A12 in north Lowestoft has partially reopened after its closure for urgent repair work.

The northbound carriageway reopened last night, but the southbound carriageway is likely to remain closed today as work continues to fill in a hole about a foot wide that opened in the road surface.

A section of the A12 on Yarmouth Road by Corton Road was closed on Saturday afternoon.

Engineers from the Highways Agency were called in investigate why the hole had appeared and began repairs.

The northbound carriageway reopened just before 9.30pm on Sunday.

Clearly signed diversions are in place for southbound traffic via the A1117 (Bentley Drive) and the A1144 (St Peters Street). Motorists can also use Corton Road and Station Road.

A Highways Agency spokesman said: “The southbound carriageway will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so. While the closure continues, access will be maintained where possible for local schools and businesses.”

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Drivers are advised to check the latest conditions before setting out on a journey by listening to local radio or visiting www.highways.gov.uk/traffic