Temporary relief for drivers in Spalding

Roadworks around Spalding
Roadworks around Spalding

A bus route has resumed normal service after roadworks in Spalding were halted to alleviate disruptions during the festive period.

Bus company Norfolk Green had temporarily changed the route on which their 505 busses travel due to the ongoing roadworks in the town.

The 505 bus to and from Kings Lynn cut West Elloe Avenue in Spalding out of its usual route due to works carried out by Western Power Distribution – adding to the frustration of residents.

But after news work had been halted until the new year, service was back to normal yesterday (Monday).

A spokesperson for Norfolk Green said: “The bus route had changed due to the roadworks at Twin Bridges and West Elloe Avenue in the town.

“Our drivers reported to us that the roadworks had gone so, after clarifying with the Highways Agency, the 505 route is now back to normal.”

Western Power Distribution had said that the works, which were part of a £7 million investment to further improve power supplies in the town, were nearing completion at the end of October ahead of schedule.

The works, which were originally due to be finished in December, will now not be completed until the new year.

A spokesperson for Western Power Distribution said: “We have been stopped works on West Elloe Avenue to avoid disruption during the Christmas Market and over the festive period.

“The works won’t be resuming until the new year now.”

Frustrated residents spoke last week about the difficulties of travelling around Spalding due to works on several roads around the town, including St Johns Road and Winsover Road.

Calling us from a traffic jam in the town, resident Matt Read said: “Something has got to be done – drip feed the work through the year because doing all of the works at the same time makes it impossible to travel.

“Right now, I’m at St Johns Road and there is traffic as far as the eye can see – everyone is getting frustrated.”

There are currently ongoing works at Mill Green level crossing in Woolram Wygate.

The crossing is closed until November 24 while the works by Network Rail take place.

Works at St Johns Road and Winsover Road are due to be finished by November 28, in time for the Christmas Lights Switch-On in Spalding.