Highways England have released a document, to accompany this map, relating to the improvements set for roads in the East of England. Six major improvement schemes, including junction and dualling, along the A47 route in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, have had the funding confirmed. Consultation will commence in the coming months.
The DfT (Department for Transport) have published reports from the A47 and A12 feasibility study into reducing congestion, delays and accidents on the route.
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.
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.
Our programme of staged investment will help turn into the 115 miles of the A47/A12 into a genuine strategic link.
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.
A47 Route Based Strategy
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.
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.
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.
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.