UPDATED NOTICE: Temporary path closure for tree felling and resurfacing – Marriott’s Way, Heath Lane, Lenwade

A revision has been made to the work schedule to avoid the Christmas period.

Essential tree felling and path resurfacing work started on 22 November 2021 along the Marriott’s Way. The work will be carried out in 2 stages, and due to the nature of the work the Marriott’s Way will need to be closed while work is underway and diversion routes will be put into place for people walking, cycling and horse-riding.

Stage 1 of the path closure was to allow felling of ash trees affected by ash dieback to be carried out near Blackwater Lane, and for resurfacing and drainage works 200m north west of Heath Lane. This stage started as planned on 22 November and is now complete.

Stage 2 of the path closure will be for resurfacing and drainage works 200m south east of Heath Lane. This stage will now start on 17 January and is expected to take 2 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The surface will be improved for all users by scraping the surface of the footpath and laying an improved, unsealed granite surface throughout.

We will be installing the new drainage to help prevent the path becoming waterlogged during periods of heavy rain.

We aim to ensure there will be a minimum of three metres width throughout the path for its length. Some of the bollards will be removed, which will improve access for users of the trail, but still restricts access for vehicles.

This work is being undertaken following online reports from members of the public and the parish council over the current condition of the path and how this route has become increasingly difficult to access. 

Please note, essential tree felling will be happening further up the path south of Whitwell Station on 8 December for two weeks. A separate notice has been sent out for this work.

The County Council thanks people for their patience while this surfacing improvement work is carried out.

The work which will cost £31,250 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

For Further Information

The Norfolk Trails Team, norfolktrails@norfolk.gov.uk, 0344 800 8020.

Up-to-date information about roadworks in Norfolk is available on the County Council website at www.norfolk.gov.uk/roadworks