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Plans to dual A47 west of Norwich move closer

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Plans for a new dual carriageway and junction improvements on the often-congested section of the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton, west of Norwich, have moved a step closer after Highways England’s proposals were accepted by the Planning Inspectorate for examination.

Highways England is improving the A47 in six places between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth as part of a £300 million-plus investment, including the Norfolk section between North Tuddenham and Easton. If a development consent order is granted, the transport secretary could give the green light for construction to start in two years.

Highways England programme lead for the A47, Chris Griffin, said: “This stretch of road connects areas of growing economic activity around Norwich. The current layout of the road can act as a bottleneck, resulting in congestion and slower journey times. Our improvements will make shorten journeys while improving safety for the thousands of drivers who use this stretch of road daily, while also maintain connectivity and improving access for local residents."

Cllr Martin Wilby, chairman of the A47 Alliance and cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport at Norfolk County Council, said: “The A47 is crucial for the economic prosperity of Norfolk, connecting Norwich to Peterborough in the west and Great Yarmouth in the east. Thousands of our residents use the A47 for commuting, for seeing family, for trading, for holidaying, and far more.”

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