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Boost for A47 road

There are new hopes the government will soon announce major improvement work on the A47 road which links Norfolk with the Midlands.

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Hopes for new investment in the A47 road in Norfolk

There are signs that the government is to announce new investment in the A47 road Credit: ITV Anglia

There are new hopes the government will soon announce major improvement work on the A47 road which links Norfolk with the Midlands.

Reports in The Times newspaper suggest the Chancellor has agreed to underwrite a £1 billion road investment programme to include the A47.

The A47, which runs from Great Yarmouth to Birmingham, is a vital link for east coast ports and the the tourist industry including the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads.

The road has seen a number of fatal and serious road crashes in the past few months.

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