Press Articles

July 2022

'Mixed results' over moving snails raises fears over Acle Straight dualling Eastern Daily Press,
Deal struck to speed up £4.8m roundabout revamp work Eastern Daily Press,
'Significant construction' on A47 to begin in 2023 Eastern Daily Press,

June 2022

Blofield to North Burlingham section of A47 in Norfolk to be dualled BBC News,
Highways bosses reveal when A47 dualling work will start Eastern Daily Press,
Green light for £100m Norwich A47 dualling Construction Enquirer,
Galliford Try gets A47 green light The Constriction Index ,
A47 Blofield to North Burlingham development consent decision announced Mirage,
A47 dualling gets government green light Great Yarmouth Mercury,
A47 Blofield to North Burlingham development consent decision announced GOV.UK press release,
Survey warning ahead of £50m roundabout improvements Eastern Daily Press,
Thickthorn roundabout revamp decision to be made within three months Eastern Daily Press,
Stalemate over A47 schemes resolved - with dualling decision due in days Norwich Evening News,
Survey work to be conducted at Great Yarmouth A47 roundabout Eastern Daily Press,

May 2022

First A47 improvement opens Highways Magazine,
A47 Guyhirn junction near Wisbech opens after huge £17m investment Cambridgeshire Live,
Decision over dualling section of A47 expected by August Eastern Daily Press,
Major £17 million A47 upgrade officially opened after year long works Peterborough Telegraph,
Baroness to open £17m Guyhirn roundabout Ely Standard,
Stalemate over A47 dualling scheme Eastern Daily Press,
Time running out to help shape A47 Thickthorn interchange upgrade Eastern Daily Press,

April 2022

Crunch time nears over A47 schemes - but Acle Straight unresolved Eastern Daily Press,
Stand-off over A47 dualling schemes as transport secretary seeks answers Eastern Daily Press,
Drivers urged to help highways bosses cut disruption during Thickthorn work Eastern Daily Press,
A47 project: Drivers asked for views on A47 Thickthorn junction ahead of overhaul Cambridgeshire Live,
Peterborough drivers asked for views on A47 upgrade to help reduce disruption Peterborough Telegraph ,
A47 project: First stage of major A47 overhaul completed to improve the busy route Cambridgeshire Live,

March 2022

Major £17m works on A47 roundabout complete in Guyhirn Cambs Times,
Decision on dualling busy part of A47 will be made in next three months Eastern Daily Press,
Inspectors prepare to give verdict on A47 dualling as deadlines approach Great Yarmouth Mercury,
Guyhirn junction improvement nears completion but brings road closures this weekend Fenland Citizen,
Man involved in triple-car crash calls for A47 to be dualled Norwich Evening News,

February 2022

Final hearings to decide on major Thickthorn roundabout revamp Eastern Daily Press,
Final hearings revealed for Thickthorn roundabout revamp Eastern Daily Press,

January 2022

A47 closures at Guyhirn announced as £25 million scheme nears end Peterborough Telegraph,
Revealed: Road and rail schemes in region's 2050 transport push Eastern Daily Press,
National Highways A47 scheme digs deep to prepare new road Fenland Citizen,
Diversions to be in place this month ahead of A47 dualling works near Peterborough Peterborough Telegraph,
A47 between Wansford and Sutton will be surveyed as part of £450m dual carriageway scheme Rutland & Stamford Mercury,

December 2021

Five major projects happening in Norfolk in 2022 Norfolk Live,
Norfolk: What does the future hold for county's new transport and energy schemes? BBC News,
A47 dualling deadline date is revealed Eastern Daily Press,
From Western Link to windfarms: Five major projects for Norfolk in 2022 Eastern Daily Press,
A47 dualling and roundabout revamp set for fresh hearings Eastern Daily Press,

November 2021

Long-awaited plans for A47 roundabout revamps revealed Eastern Daily Press,
Great Yarmouth: Plans for £25m roundabout improvements unveiled BBC News,
Public hearings to decide if A47 dualling should go ahead Eastern Daily Press,

October 2021

What does Norfolk want from the autumn budget and spending review? Eastern Daily Press,
A47 campaigners' social media plea for Norfolk dual carriageway BBC News,
Public hearings over £300m dualling schemes for A47 Eastern Daily Press,
People urged to join day of action over dualling for A47 Dereham Times / Eastern Daily Press,
'Five years completely wasted' - anger over £300m A47 work Eastern Daily Press,

September 2021

People hurt in A47 crashes every 10 days on average over past decade Eastern Daily Press,
'I am heartened' - Dual Acle Straight campaigner's hopes for road funding Great Yarmouth Mercury,
'Help us make the case for A47 dualling', Norfolk County Council chiefs urge public Lynn News,
Call for Norfolk to make case over dualling millions for A47 Eastern Daily Press,
Fears over impact of dualling A47 in Norfolk addressed Greatest Hits Radio (West Norfolk),
Infrastructure 'crucial' if A47 dualling brings more homes Eastern Daily Press,
Infrastructure 'crucial' if A47 dualling brings more homes Great Yarmouth Mercury,
‘A necessity, not a want’ - Businesses back A47 dualling Eastern Daily Press,
'Not fit for purpose' - fresh campaign to get A47 fully dualled Eastern Daily Press,
County council relaunch campaign to get A47 dualled Norwich Evening News,
'Not fit for purpose' - fresh campaign to get A47 fully dualled Dereham Times,

August 2021

A47 Dualling: what, when and how did we get here? Eastern Daily Press,

May 2021

Highways England begins to deliver A47 improvements UK Haulier,
MP visits A47 improvement scheme Peterborough Telegraph,
Police say A47 dualling would 'dramatically reduce' crashes Eastern Daily Press,
MP Steve Barclay visits £14m A47 Guyhirn roundabout upgrade works Cambs Times,

March 2021

New study to look at options for improving A47 in West Norfolk Lynn News,
'Very positive news' - Dualling of stretch of A47 moves step closer Eastern Daily Press,
A47 dualling project to be taken forward by Highways England Peterborough Telegraph,

January 2021

A47 junction upgrade gets go-ahead for February GOV.UK,
A47 junction connecting King's Lynn to Cambridgeshire gets go-ahead for £14 million work Lynn News,

December 2020

New underpass and junction changes added to A47 dualling plan Eastern Daily Press,

November 2020

Much delayed upgrade for A47 roundabout at Guyhirn set to start in spring 2021 Fenland Citizen,
Minister tells Norfolk to 'strengthen the case' for A47 dualling Eastern Daily Press,

October 2020

Norfolk political leaders urge Government to commit to A47 dualling Lynn News,
Chancellor urged to include A47 dualling in spending review Eastern Daily Press,
Roads minister struck by A47 ‘anger’ in ‘no holds barred meeting’, say MPs Eastern Daily Press,
Campaigners win battle as new route for dualled A47 near Peterborough announced Peterborough Telegraph,
MPs meet minister to get assurances over A47 and Acle Straight dualling Eastern Daily Press,

September 2020

Boris: A47 Acle Straight dualling under ‘active consideration’ Eastern Daily Press,
Funding within decade for dualling Acle Straight ‘remains possible’, says government minister Eastern Daily Press,
Battle to get A47 Acle Straight dualled is not over, pledge councillors Eastern Daily Press,
‘A bad decision’ - MPs to call for review of Acle Straight dualling delay Eastern Daily Press,
Acle Straight dualling: 15 times hopes were raised... And dashed again Eastern Daily Press,
A47 Acle Straight: The key issues around the calls for the road to be dualled Eastern Daily Press,
‘Completely stupid’ - Great Yarmouth residents’ anger at ten-year delay to Acle Straight dualling Eastern Daily Press,
Anger as A47 Acle Straight dualling ruled out for at least a decade Norwich Evening News,
Preliminary work starts on £300m A47 dualling plan Eastern Daily Press,
Preliminary work starts on £300m A47 dualling plan Great Yarmouth Mercury,

April 2020

A47 dualling debate extended by three weeks as hundreds have their say already Cambs Times,

February 2020

Q&A: What you need to know about A47 dualling Eastern Daily Press,
REVEALED: Maps show route for dualled A47 Eastern Daily Press,
REVEALED: Maps show route for dualled A47 Fakenham and Wells Times,
Have your say on the dualling of the A47 Eastern Daily Press ,
Frustration that diggers are yet to start dualling A47 reaches boiling point Eastern Daily Press,
MPs pressure chancellor for A47, Norwich in 90 and Ely junction budget pledges Eastern Daily Press,
Business leaders demand infrastructure improvements at Big Debate Eastern Daily Press,
Suffolk and Norfolk come together in plea to Government Eastern Daily Press,
'Not an iota' - councillors blast Highways Agency over lack of A47 progress Eastern Daily Press,

January 2020

MPs put pressure on government over money for further work on A47 Eastern Daily Press,
'Agonisingly slow' progress on £300m A47 work is slammed Eastern Daily Press,
Chancellor makes pledge after MP calls for dualling of A47 Eastern Daily Press,

December 2019

Re-elected MP vows to push for A47 dualling Eastern Daily Press,
What promises have the newly'elected MPs made for Norfolk and Waveney? Eastern Daily Press,

November 2019

Boris Johnson: 'I will get the A47 dualled' Eastern Daily Press,

October 2019

Scheme to dual A47 in Peterborough may be altered after opposition to Highways England plans Peterborough Telegraph,
Cabinet minister agrees the A47 needs immediate attention Eastern Daily Press,
Norfolk has lost money due to delays starting A47 dualling work, says angry deputy leader Eastern Daily Press,

September 2019

'Still cautiously optimistic' - no money yet to dual A47 but Long Stratton bypass will get government cash Eastern Daily Press,
Contract awarded for Guyhirn roundabout improvements - work to start next year and completion scheduled for 2024 Cambs Times,
£300m contract signed to dual A47 Eastern Daily Press,
Contract awarded for dualling of accident blackspot at A47 in Peterborough Peterborough Telegraph,

July 2019

Pressure to be stepped up over start of work on A47 improvements EDP,
For the sake of this region, please prioritise the A47 now EDP,
Dedicated to dualling the A47 RHA News,

June 2019

Peterborough mayor says it is ‘frankly unacceptable’ A47 not fully dualled as he lobbies government for action Peterborough Telegraph,
Why dualling the A47 needs to take priority KL.FM,
Leading figures demand government fully duals accident blackspot A47 at Parliament reception with transport minister Peterborough Telegraph,
'Powerful message' as region unites to pile pressure on government over A47 EDP,
Fight for full dualling of A47 through Norfolk to be taken to Westminster EDP,
Anger over 'jaw-dropping' wait for A47 improvements amid delay fears EDP,
New plans for multi-million pound revamp of Thickthorn roundabout revealed EDP,
New plans for multi-million pound Norfolk roundabout to be unveiled EDP ,

May 2019

Fight for Fenland A47 upgrade heads to Westminster Fenland Citizen,
Pressure mounting to get A47 fully dualled with delegation set for Westminster talks EDP,

March 2019

Drivers on Acle Straight hit by more than two days of closures since 2016 EDP,

February 2019

MPs to seek funding commitment to more A47 improvements Lynn News,
Third river crossing, rail improvements and A47 dualling on table for Great Yarmouth transport vision Eastern Daily Press,
Acle Straight dualling could start in 2023 Eastern Daily Press,

January 2019

Could Norfolk’s roads be to blame for mass manufacturing departure? EDP,

December 2018

Five year snail study delay to work on A47 Acle Straight would be ‘unacceptable’, says MP EDP,
Conservation rules slow Norfolk roadworks to snail's pace The Guardian,
Tiny snails which hold key to A47 work moved, but five year study now needed EDP,

October 2018

A47 dualling study gets the go ahead recognising the ‘importance of the East-West corridor for the future’ Wisbech Standard,
Question over whether A47 to get share of budget highway fund EDP,
‘Wish we were dualled’: Mayor Palmer meets with campaigners in ‘essential’ bid to dual the whole of the A47 in Cambridgeshire Cambs Times,

September 2018

A47: Consultation opens on plans to dual 'bottleneck' BBC News,
Dualling of accident blackspot A47 in Peterborough goes out to public consultation Peterborough Telegraph ,
Collisions on A47 in Peterborough could reduce by 50% after dualling- Highways England Peterborough Telegraph ,
Consultation on new stretch of dualled A47 starts today - here’s how you can have your say EDP,
Call for safety upgrades after crashes at accident blackspots on A47 Peterborough Telegraph,
A47 accidents have caused a month’s worth of road closures over five years The Journal Lowestoft ,
Dualling the A47 would make closures due to accidents less likely, say police Great Yarmouth Mercury,

August 2018

What’s with all those cones by the side of the A47? EDP,
Recruitment agency boss backs call to fully dual A47 Lynn News,

July 2018

A47 Just Dual It! campaign up for award EDP,
Dualling of A47 at Peterborough can be finished six years ahead of schedule according to new report Peterborough Telegraph,
Mayor James Palmer meets Chancellor Philip Hammond to press for ‘significant investment’ in economic growth Ely Standard,
‘It’s costing the county a lot of money’ – Ben Burgess boss on why the A47 needs to be dualled EDP,

June 2018

Crash in which bus driver and passenger died shows why A47 should be dualled EDP,
Study reveals 'strong case' for dualling 'very dangerous' A47 one day after two killed in double decker bus crash at Thorney Toll Peterborough Telegraph,
Crash at Guyhirn prompts renewed political pleas for dualling of the A47 Ely Standard ,
Rallying cry for businesses to heap pressure on government to fully dual the A47 EDP,

May 2018

‘No delay’ pledge as Thickthorn roundabout revamp consultation is postponed EDP,
Region is unified in call for dualling of A47 from Peterborough to Lowestoft Fenland Citizen,
Mid Norfolk MP holds meeting on A47 ‘death trap’ junction EDP,
Mayor Palmer backs ‘Just Dual It’ lobby for A47 and claims it ‘beggars belief’ that it still remains single carriageway in many areas Cambs Times,
Three counties now united in dual carriage way campaign EDP,
‘Just dual it’ say A47 campaigners The Spalding and South Holland Voice,
Offshore wind farm deal raises pressure for full dualling of A47 EDP,
Business chiefs call for improved infrastructure after slow travel times highlighted EDP,
New community hall and Just Dual It on the agenda at council AGM EDP,

April 2018

More than 1,700 postcards which call for dualling of A47 have been sent EDP,
Councils in Swafham back A47 dualling campaign EDP,
‘We must keep up the pressure on A47’, campaign chief tells Narborough meeting Lynn News,
Campaign to get A47 fully dualled given further boost by Norfolk’s MPs EDP,

March 2018

Could dualling the A47 bring a much-needed bypass to West Norfolk? EDP,
Norfolk MP backs plans to dual whole of the A47 EDP,
‘The A47 has been a death trap for too long’ - Norfolk MP praises EDP for taking the lead on dualling campaign EDP,
Broken promises over dualling of the A47: Time for amends to be made EDP,
Dualling A47 is no laughing matter says leading tourism figure EDP,
Send a postcard to aid campaign for better A47 EDP,
Fully dualling the A47 would reduce crashes, say road safety officers EDP,
Business bosses say A47 full dualling is essential for Norfolk’s economy EDP,
Mayor backs dualling EDP,
A47 upgrade ‘will help whole region’, says mayor Lynn News,
A47 upgrade ‘will help whole region’, says mayor Fenland Citizen,
Mayor James Palmer gives his backing to A47 Alliance campaign Wisbech Standard,
‘Just dual it!’ - campaign will push government to pledge more cash for A47 EDP,
Road minister hears the case for dualling the A47 at campaign launch EDP,
Campaign calls for more money to dual entire A47 ITV,
New A47 dual carriageway campaign launched in King’s Lynn Lynn News,
New A47 dual carriageway campaign launched in King’s Lynn Fenland Citizen,

February 2018

‘Enough is enough’ – MP George Freeman calls for cross-county support to dual A47 EDP,

January 2018

Council calls for full dualling of the Acle Straight EDP,
What are the pressing issues in Norfolk and Suffolk which must be tackled in 2018? EDP,

December 2017

A10 and A47 upgrades top of the agenda as Mayor Palmer meets transport minister John Hayes Cambs Times,
Don’t keep us waiting for A47 improvements any longer EDP,
New options to tackle concerns over Thickthorn roundabout changes revealed EDP,

November 2017

Business leaders to call on government to dual A47 in Norfolk EDP,

October 2017

Great Yarmouth roundabout improvements brought forward a year, as timetable for work on A47 near Norwich and Peterborough announced EDP,

August 2017

Bid could help safety at A47 Broadend Road blackspot and unlock sites for homes and jobs in Wisbech Fenland Citizen,
Your chance to have your say over improvements to the A47 in Norfolk EDP,
A47 dualling in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire revealed BBC News,
Highways Agency reveals final proposals for A47 upgrade - and for the Fens that means £16million to be spent on Guyhirn roundabout Wisbech Standard,
Revealed: How the A47 will be changed through £300m improvements EDP,
Call to keep fighting for A47 investment Lynn News,

July 2017

Information session held in Dereham over A47 improvements is a resounding success EDP,
Show your support for A47 improvements at Highways England roadshow event in Dereham EDP,
Highways England are coming to a town near you Highways England ,

May 2017

Calls for Norfolk infrastructure improvements to be top priority for government Eastern Daily Press,

April 2017

A47 dualling Eastern Daily Press,
Hopes to avert “major disruption” to traffic during A47 dualling Eastern Daily Press,

March 2017

Acle Straight road safety work is explained by Highways agency Eastern Daily Press,
Transport minister will attend King’s Lynn breakfast to discuss case for improvements to A47 Eastern Daily Press,
Public consultation launched on A47 upgrades Lynn News,
A47 plans could see new road built Peterborough Today,
Have your say on safety improvements planned for Guyhirn roundabout Wisbech Standard,
A47 upgrade plans go on display in Peterborough Peterborough Today,
Public will soon get say over Norfolk A47 improvements, and A12 renumbering is completed Dereham Times,

February 2017

The EDP says: When it comes to the A47 upgrade there’s still a long way to go Eastern Daily Press,
Transport minister wants to come and see the A47 Eastern Daily Press,
New safety measures on A47 after multiple fatal crashes ITV News,
Confirmation date given for Acle Straight improvement work Eastern Daily Press,

January 2017

Start date given for key step in much-anticipated A47 upgrade project Eastern Daily Press ,
Work needed now to make full case for A47 dualling, says MP. Eastern Daily Press ,
Get your views heard on £1.1 billion of road improvements in the East ITV News,
Public consultation to begin on A47 upgrade ITV News,

December 2016

Calls to continue the Acle Straight dualling despite planned safety upgrades Eastern Daily Press,
Safety work on the Acle Straight set to begin next year, says MP Eastern Daily Press,
A47 improvements ‘still due to start in 2019’ Eastern Daily Press ,

November 2016

Consultation on A47 improvements to begin in Spring 2017 Eastern Daily Press,

October 2016

Four year wait for snails to settle before A47 Acle straight work can commence Eastern Daily Press,
Prospect of faster A47 upgrade is played down by top minister Eastern Daily Press,

June 2016

Work set to begin to reduce congestion at busy parkway junction Peterborough City Council,

April 2016

Busy Great Yarmouth roundabout set for major improvement plan Eastern Daily Press,
A47 in East Anglia probably won’t be upgraded until 2023 at the earliest Eastern Daily Press,

February 2016

Businesses must unite to make an upgraded A47 a reality soon EDP24,

October 2015

West Norfolk MPs call for swift start to A47 work Fenland Citizen,
MPs: Planned improvements to A47 will not stop us lobbying for more ITV News,
Planning process has to be followed, MPs told amid pleas to highways boss to get on with A47 upgrade Wisbech Standard,

September 2015

Over £2billion to improve A14, A11, A12, A47, A1 and M11 Peterborough today,

August 2015

Little Whirlpool Ramshorn snail colony migration trail (A47 Acle straight) FOI request Highways England,

July 2015

MPs express their frustration at long wait for £300m A47 upgrade EDP24,
Tiny snails could hold up dualling of A47 Acle Straight EDP24,
New A47 to be built at a snail's pace The Telegraph,
Multimillion pound safety scheme on deadly road could be delayed by three years - because of a tiny SNAIL MIRROR,
King’s Lynn MP makes A47 pledge after Budget EDP,
Money to be set aside for infrastructure in budget EDP,

June 2015

Five year delay on A47 construction is not good enough, say MPs EDP24,

May 2015

Manufacturers in Norfolk need better investment, says company manager EDP 24,

March 2015

A47 and A12 corridor feasibility study: technical report Department for Transport,

January 2015

Norfolk County Councillors deem the dualling of the A47 Acle Straight a “top priority EDP24,

December 2014

Ed Balls in vow over A47 upgrade work EDP24,
£16 million upgrade for A47 Guyhirn roundabout widely welcomed with dualling of road firmly on agenda Cambs Times,
Diggers in the ground on A47 in 2019 - but not enough end-to-end journeys for full dualling, Transport officials say EDP24,
A47 to be extended to Lowestoft in £1.5b roads plan ITV Anglia,
£300m upgrade to A47 among Government’s £15bn ‘road investment strategy’ Peterborough Telegraph,
£300m upgrade to A47 among Government’s £15bn ‘road investment strategy’ Peterborough Telegraph,
Council welcomes millions promised for A47 upgrade Cambridgeshire County Council,
Truss delighted by £300 million investment for A47 News Desk,
Green light for improvements to A47 Fenland junction Fenland Citizen,
Major roads investment in the east of England Department for Transport,
Government announces £15 billion roads plan MSM,

November 2014

Chancellor George Osborne says A47 investment is ‘essential’, but stops short of funding pledge EDP24,
Chancellor George Osborne says “further investment in A47 is essential for growing the economy of Norfolk” on visit to Norwich EDP24,
Tory backing for 'desperately needed' upgrade A47 BBC News,
A47 in the East to benefit from improvements, David Cameron to formally announce today EDP24,
PM promises A47 improvements ITV News,
PM Pledges £15bn For 'Roads Revolution' SKY News,
Road-building blitz: David Cameron targets key marginal votes with £15bn investment scheme The Independant,
David Cameron commits to £15bn roads investment Financial Times,
David Cameron announces plans to invest £15billion in Britain's road network The Mirror,
PM to spend an extra 15billion on Britians worst roads - VIDEO Good Morning Britian,
Hopes rise for “chunky sums of money” for A47 upgrade EDP24,