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A fully dualled A47 will help to boost the economic prosperity of a large part of the east of England, and make a significant contribution to the national economic recovery. Our programme of staged investment will help turn the 115 miles of the A47/A12 into a genuine strategic link.
We are calling on government to commit to a short to medium term investment programme costing £416m as well as a fully dualled A47, with appropriate grade separation, in the longer term.
The estimated cost of a fully dualled A47 is some £1.4bn. With a combination of selected improvements, within 20 years there will be 16,890 more jobs in the area, 10,585 new dwellings and an increase of £706m per annum in the economic output (GVA).