Highways England announces £300m project for A47 dualling
August 18, 2017 – Highways England, a government-owned company, has unveiled plans for a £300m project to upgrade key sections of the road connecting East Anglia with the Midlands.
The agency announced its preferred routes for duelling three parts of the 115-mile stretch of the A47 between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth. The announcement has been made after a successful public consultation.
The six projects include: 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 and A47 Great Yarmouth junction improvements.
Highways England programme leader for the A47, Philip Davie, said: “Delivery of these projects will improve users journey times and safety, so this work is a priority for Highways England.
“We have listened to the publics’ views and these have helped shape and inform our approach to our proposed schemes. Work now continues, adding detail to the design for each of the dualling and junction improvements, and on planning how we will deliver them in a way that keeps traffic moving.”
Highways England said that the first completion date of the six projects is expected from March 2021.