A47 Improvements: Consultation on route options now open

  • Have your say on the route options for the A47 Improvements
    Have your say on the route options for the A47 Improvements
  • The proposals include converting almost 8 miles of single carriageway to dual carriageway and making improvements to junctions
    The proposals include converting almost 8 miles of single carriageway to dual carriageway and making improvements to junctions
  • Highways England are consulting from 13 March - 21 April 2017
    Highways England are consulting from 13 March - 21 April 2017

The A47 trunk roads form part of the strategic road network and provides for a variety of local, medium and long distance trips between the A1 and the east coast.  The corridor connects the cities of Norwich and Peterborough, the towns of Wisbech, Kings Lynn, Dereham, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft and a succession of villages in what is largely a rural area.

In 2014 the government published the Road Investment Strategy. This includes a package of 6 schemes to improve journeys on the 115 mile section of the A47 between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth. Together, the proposals will relieve congestion and improve the reliability of journey times for drivers.  The proposals include converting almost 8 miles of single carriageway to dual carriageway and making improvements to junctions across the route. The Norfolk based schemes are:

  • A47/A11 Thickthorn junction improvement
  •  A47 Great Yarmouth junction improvements
  • A47 Blofield to North Burlingham dualling
  • A47 North Tuddenham to Easton dualling

Highways England have now started to consult on the route options for each of these improvements.  The consultations provide an opportunity for businesses and the general public to view, discuss and help shape their proposals.  This will help Highways England to understand what is important to businesses and local communities and will help inform the selection of a preferred option.

A47/A11 Thickthorn junction improvement

Highways England have a proposal to improve the A47/A11 Thickthorn junction.  It will create a better junction that will relieve congestion and improve safety.  The full consultation brochure can be found here.

There will be public exhibitions at the following locations/dates/times:

Willow Centre, Cringleford -  Saturday 25 March 2017 from 10am – 2pm

Jubilee Youth Club, Hethersett - Monday 27 March 2017 from 3pm – 8pm

Willow Centre, Cringleford - Tuesday 28 March 2017 from 3pm – 8pm

Norwich City Library (pick up point) - Monday 13 March – Friday 21 April 2017

Have your say now - complete the online A47/A11 Thickthorn Junction consultation now

A47 Great Yarmouth junction improvements

Vauxhall Roundabout including the Station Approach Junction and Gapton Roundabout are located towards the northern end of Great Yarmouth and have been identified as priority junctions in need of fundamental improvement.  The full consultation brochure can be found here.

There will be public exhibitions at the following locations/dates/times:

King’s Centre, Great Yarmouth - Saturday 18 March 2017 from 10am – 2pm

Great Yarmouth Town Hall - Monday 20 March 2017 from 10am – 5pm

King’s Centre, Great Yarmouth - Wednesday 22 March 2017 from 3pm – 8pm

Gt Yarmouth Town Hall (pick up point) - Monday 13 March – Friday 21 April 2017

Have your say now – complete the online Great Yarmouth Junctions consultation now

A47 Blofield to North Burlingham dualling

The Highways England proposals will create a new dual carriageway that will relieve congestion, provide extra road space, improve safety and help provide a free-flowing network.  The full consultation brochure can be found here.

There will be public exhibitions at the following locations/dates/times:

Lingwood Village Hall - Wednesday 29 March 2017 from 3pm – 8pm

Blofield Court House - Friday 31 March 2017 from 10am – 5pm

Lingwood Village Hall - Saturday 01 April 2017 from 10am – 2pm

Have your say now – complete the online Blofield to North Burlingham dualling consultation now

A47 North Tuddenham to Easton dualling

Highways England are consulting on proposals to improve the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton. Their proposals will create a new dual carriageway that will relieve congestion, provide extra road space, improve safety and help provide a free-flowing network.

They have been working closely with Norfolk County Council to ensure that their proposals align with local and regional plans and aspirations for growth.  There will be a further statutory public consultation before any scheme is finalised.  The full consultation brochure can be found here.

There will be public exhibitions at the following locations/dates/times:

Honingham Village Hall - Thursday 06 April 2017 from 3pm – 8pm

Hockering Village Hall - Friday 07 April 2017 from 10am – 5pm

Easton Village Hall - Saturday 08 April 2017 from 10am – 2pm

Dereham Library (pick up point) - Monday 13 March – Friday 21 April 2017

Have your say now – complete the online North Tuddenham to Easton dualling consultation now

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