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).
UPDATE: Acle Straight Dyke Trial
The A47 Alliance would like to thank Highways England for the work they are doing negotiating with land owners along the Acle Straight, and consulting with the statutory bodies about the trial.