King Street and the Tuesday Market Place. Picture: Tony Jones

A shop owner has  urged customers to support businesses during town centre road works in King’s Lynn.

Journeys and parking are likely to be disrupted while Norfolk County Council carries out a number of projects throughout this month and next.

Work scheduled for Queen Street, Tower Place, St James Street,  Stonegate Street and Millfleet is to be phased over the next few weeks.

Excavation work is also expected to start in King Street on Monday when the road will be closed. It is expected to re-open on Friday for the weekend, only to be closed again from Monday, February 19 for three more days.

Some of the work will coincide with the annual Mart, due to arrive in Lynn on Sunday and open to the public on Wednesday.

Common Staithe Quay car park, behind the Corn Exchange, will be closed and there will be no parking on the Tuesday Market Place for the duration of the Mart, which will end its two-week run on Saturday, February 24.

As part of the road work, a lane will be closed in Tower Place on Friday, and on Sunday, February 18 Queen Street will also be closed for one day.

Shop owner Amanda Arterton, of Arterton’s in the High Street, said customers have been concerned they won’t be able to get into town.

“I want to stress that we are open. A lot is still accessible. Customers would have to come in via the quay and Millfleet.

“There should still be enough spaces in Boal Quay car park and the multi-storey,” she said.

Mrs Arterton added the only day she thought access might be difficult was Sunday, February 18 when Queen Street is set to be closed.

The county council has revised its work schedule this week and Stonegate Street/Millfleet eastbound will no longer be closed on March 2 but will close on March 5 instead.

Extra closures have also been added to the schedule.

These are Stonegate Street westbound on March 2 and on the same day, the Stonegate roundabout is to close for one day. There will also be a lane closure on March 6 at the roundabout.

All the project work is expected to be completed by March 6.

Road closures for the week ahead will be listed in next week’s paper and on our website: www.yourlocalpaper.co.uk

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