Picture: Tony Jones.

Drivers in King’s Lynn are to face “major” diversions from tonight (Friday, April 10).

Railway Road is to be closed to all traffic over five nights for resurfacing.

The work is being tied-in with the on-going revamp of the bus and rail station area, known as the King’s Lynn Transport Interchange project.

Railway Road will be shut between the Blackfriars Street crossways and Wellesley Street from 8pm to around 2.30am tonight and tomorrow.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, it will be closed from 8pm to around midnight. No works are planned on Sunday night.

A spokesman for Norfolk County Council said: “Although closing the road will mean major overnight diversions for drivers, it will reduce the time on site and avoid impact on day time traffic.

“Signs will direct drivers around the closure and to reach side roads affected, including Waterloo Street, Portland Street, Wellesley Road, Norfolk Street, Old Sunway, Albion Street and Old Market Street.”

Buses will not be able to access the bus station or the temporary stops in Portland Street during the closures.

Instead, all buses will drop off and pick up at the layby outside the railway station on Blackfriars Road.

“Arrival and departure times are likely to be a few minutes later than normal,” the spokesman added.