Torch: Lowestoft road closures
Published on 4th July 2012
There will be a number of road closures in Lowestoft tomorrow ahead of the Torch Relay - please make sure you bear these in mind when making your travel plans!
There will be disruption to travel through the morning and you will need to add time on to your journey if you are travelling through or near Lowestoft on Thursday morning - particularly immediately prior to the arrival of the Torch Relay and up to its southbound departure.
The A12 will be closed in two phases from approximately 09:45-10:20 and from 10:20 to 11:00. Through traffic will be diverted onto the A1117 Oulton Broad in the northbound and southbound direction.
A12 Closure - Phase 1
The A12 will initially be closed to northbound traffic at Waveney Road / Station Square and Katwijk Way / St Peter's Street Roundabout at approximately 09:45. The closure for southbound traffic will be implemented at approximately 10:00 closing the Tesco roundabout A1117 Bentley Drive / Leisure Way immediately after the last vehicle in the Torch Relay 'activation convoy'.
A12 Closure - Phase 2
At approximately 10:20 the torch relay leaves the High Street via Rant Score towards Ness Point. At this time a closure will be established at St Peter's Street / Artillery Way Roundabout. The closure at Katwijk Way will then be removed and a closure will be established at Horn Hill / Tom Crisp Way Roundabout preventing traffic entering this section of the A12. Once the torch emerges onto Station Square and crosses Bascule Bridge the A12 at Tesco roundabout will re-open.
Bascule Bridge will be closed to river traffic approximately 10 minutes before the torch arrives at the northern end of Lowestoft and 10 minutes after the torch has left. Therefore Bascule Bridge will remain closed to river traffic from 09:50 to 11:10. This will ensure the road is available for the torch at all times.
Mutford Lock will remain closed to river traffic for the entire morning of 5 July. This will ensure that the diversion route remains as clear as possible from planned disruption. The railway level crossing will continue to operate as normal throughout the morning, however.