A47 development

The A47 is the main strategic route linking Norfolk to the Midlands and the North on one side and Europe on the other.

Highways England, the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads, is responsible for the A47.  Highways England has committed £300 million to improve the A47 with work set to begin in 2020.

These improvements include:

  • Dualling the A47 North Tuddenham to Easton
  • Dualling the A47 Blofield to North Burlingham
  • Improving the A47/A11 Thickthorn junction
  • Improving A47 Great Yarmouth junctions including reconstruction of the Vauxhall Roundabout

For more information on these improvements visit the Highways England website.

Norfolk County Council is part of the A47 Alliance, a campaigning group for improvements to the road that brings together the business community, local authorities, MPs and others.

Earlier this year the A47 Alliance agreed its priorities for securing further improvements along the route earlier this year.  The schemes in Norfolk that have been identified as a priority are dualling the Acle Straight between Acle and Great Yarmouth and dualling the A47 Tilney to East Winch, including the Hardwick flyover, south of King’s Lynn.