A47 Blofield to North Burlingham dualling

Closed 21 Apr 2017

Opened 13 Mar 2017

Results Updated 22 Aug 2017

Having reviewed the feedback following the consultation, and completed a number of other assessments, we are proceeding with Option 4 presented at our consultation.

Option 4 was the favoured option by the public by a significant margin and solves the traffic and safety problems.

It can be built with the least disruption to drivers during construction, has the least impact on the environment and the existing road can remain for local traffic, pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians.

This will now be developed further before a statutory consultation.

You can find more detailed information on the Preferred Route Announcement in the leaflet below.

We have also published the consultation report linked below.

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Overview

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 6 schemes are:

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

The scheme

We are consulting on our proposals to improve the A47 between Blofield and North Burlingham. Our proposals will create a new dual carriageway that will relieve congestion, provide extra road space, improve safety and help provide a free-flowing network.

This consultation provides you with an opportunity to view, discuss and help shape our proposals.  This will help us understand what is important to our customers and local communities and will help inform the selection of a preferred option.

Venue Date Time
Norwich City Library (Pick up point) Monday 13 March to Friday 21 April  
Lingwood Village Hall Wednesday 29 March 3pm to 8pm
Blofield Courthouse Friday 31 March 10am to 5pm
Lingwood Village Hall Saturday 1 April 10am to 2pm

To see the details of our proposals, we recommend you read our consultation brochure before completing the questionnaire.

Audiences

  • All members of the public

Interests

  • Roads