A47 North Tuddenham to Easton dualling

Closed 21 Apr 2017

Opened 13 Mar 2017

Results Updated 14 Aug 2017

Having reviewed the feedback following the consultation, and completed a number of other assessments, we are proceeding with an amended version of Option 2 presented at consultation.

Option 2 was one of the two most favoured options and solves the traffic and safety problems. It also has the least impact on the environment. Key concerns raised by the public regarding Option 2 have influenced a realignment which means it can be built with less impact during construction and the existing road can remain for local traffic movements, pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians.

The proposed Option 2 would benefit from deviating locally from the existing A47 route alignment, which would:

  • Reduce the impact at the western end on Oak Farm, minimising the impact on the existing properties on Mattishall Lane
  • Minimise, where possible, the impact on properties close to the existing A47 at Hockering
  • Reduce the impact of the road on the River Tud
  • Keep the road widening to the north side of the corridor as it passes Honingham
  • Keep route to the north at the existing junction at Easton to maximise the chance of the local road reconnection being alongside and to the north of the church at Easton

These elements will make the road easier to construct and will retain a significant amount of the existing A47 for local access, cycling and walking.

This will now be developed further before 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 proposals to improve the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton. 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
Dereham Library (pick up point) Mon 13 March to Fri 21 April  
Honingham Village Hall Thursday 6 April 3pm to 8pm
 Hockering Village Hall Friday 7 April 10am to 5pm
Easton Village Hall Saturday 8 April 10am to 2pm

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

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All members of the public

Interests

  • Roads