Document Library

November 2017

The A47 Alliance launched the new prospectus you can read it here

October 2017

Highways England have announced the timeline for the Roads Investment Strategy: 2015-2020. 

Highlighting that the Great Yarmouth junction improvements will be completed earlier than planned. And that the Acle Straight improvements are complete. 

The other schemes timelines are highlighted in this press release

August 2017

Highways England preferred route announcements - see Highways England Public Consultation. 

January 2017

Road Investment in the East Consultation Map

Highways England have released a document, to accompany this map, relating to the improvements planned for roads in the East of England. Six major improvement schemes are planned along the A47 route in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Consultation will commence in the coming months.

April 2015

East of England Route Strategy

Highways England East of England Route Strategy aim is to outline operational and investment priorities for England's major roads for the period April 2015-March 2020.

March 2015

Feasibility study on the translocation of the little whirlpool ramshorn snail

AECOM were commissioned by Highways England to conduct a study to investigate the feasibility of conservation and relocation of little whirlpool ramshorn snail (Anisus vorticulus) along the section of the A47 from Acle to Great Yarmouth, known as the Acle Straight.

March 2015

A47 and A12 corridor feasibility study: technical report 

The DfT (Department for Transport) have published reports from the A47 and A12 feasibility study into reducing congestion, delays and accidents on the route.

December 2014

DfT: Road Investment Strategy 

The DfT have published the Road Investment Strategy 2014. The government is investing in over 100 schemes. Seven of these schemes relate to the A47.

July 2014

A47 Dualling: Economic Assessment Methodology 

Mouchel was commissioned by Norfolk County Council to undertake an assessment of the benefits that could be derived from dualling the remaining single carriageway sections on the A47 and A12 between Wansford and Lowestoft. There are 15 sections along this route, it is considered that upgrading these sections to dual carriageway standard, would help boost the economic prosperity of a large area of the east of England.

June 2014

A47 Business Case

Our programme of staged investment will help turn into the 115 miles of the A47/A12 into a genuine strategic link.

March 2014

Lowestoft A12 (A47) Wider Economic Benefits 

In 2012, Mott MacDonald completed a study looking at the A47 from Peterborough to Great Yarmouth focused on how dualling and junction improvements could lead to employment and housing development.  The rationale for undertaking this work focused on Lowestoft, was to recognise the strategic links between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth which would improve the connectivity along the A12.

February 2014

A47 Route Based Strategy

Highways Agency A47 Corridor Feasibility Study Presentation  (powerpoint presentation)

A47 Alliance Board Route Based Strategy Presentation (powerpoint presentation)

Following 2013 Spending Review, Government announced that it will identify and fund solutions to tackle some of the most notorious and long-standing road hot spots in the country.  By conducting feasibility studies at six locations, including the A47 corridor.

January 2014

A47 Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Case for Improvement - Evidence and Wider Economic Benefits 

The purpose of this technical note is to develop an up to date evidence base for A47 between A1 and Wisbech including an assessment of the wider economic benefits that could be delivered through making changes and improvements to the road.

November 2012

A short Film of the A47

As part of the A47 Business Case launch event hosted by Keith Simpson MP, Keith drove the length of the Norfolk stretch of the A47 in his Union Jack Mini, stopping at the Royal Norfolk Showground for the launch itself, watch the video to find out more.

August 2012

A47 Report of Wider Economic Benefits

In March 2012 Mott MacDonald was commissioned by Norfolk County Council to undertake a review of the A47 corridor within Norfolk. This review assessed the potential economic impacts of proposals to improve the A47 across Norfolk, including a critical analysis of both the wider economic benefits, catalytic impacts and transport cost-benefits of investment into these improvements.