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The full list of road projects in the East

Parts of the A47 in Norfolk will be upgraded to dual carriageway. Photo: ITV News Anglia

The government has announced details of where it is to spend £15 billion on improving roads across England.

There are 15 projects costing £1.5 billion in the East of England. The government says they will create 1,000 jobs.

Several projects on the A47 in Norfolk are included in the list of road schemes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

This is the full list of road projects in the Anglia region announced by the Department for Transport

  • Oxford to Cambridge Expressway. A study of the potential to link Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge, making use of existing roads where possible and considering the case for filling missing links.
  • A47 North Tuddenham to Easton: dualling to provide continuous dual carriageway between Norwich and Dereham; combined with the Blofield to North Burlingham scheme, this will provide full dualling between Dereham and Acle.
  • A47 Blofield to North Burlingham: dualling to complete a gap in the dual carriageway between Norwich and Acle.
  • A47/A12 Great Yarmouth: junction improvements, including reconstruction of the Vauxhall roundabout.
  • A47 Acle Straight: Safety improvements at key hotspots and joint working with Natural England to establish environmental impacts and mitigation measures for the medium and long term which could include installation of safety barriers, junction improvements and road widening or capacity improvements.
£1.5 billion is to be spent on improving roads in the East of England Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • A47/A11 Thickthorn junction: improvement of the interchange to give improved access to Norwich.
  • A47 Guyhirn: creation of a new larger junction linking the A47 with the A141 in Cambridgeshire.
  • A47 Wansford to Sutton: dualling the A47 between the A1 and Peterborough.
£300 million is being spent to upgrade the A47 east-west connection to Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia
  • A428 in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire: dualling of remaining single carriageway section between Caxton Gibbet west of Cambridge and the M1, including a grade separated junction at the A1 Black Cat roundabout.
  • M11 in Essex and Cambridgeshire: Junction 8 (Stansted Airport) to Junction 14 (Cambridge - Girton Interchange): technology improvements, including emergency roadside telephones, signals on slip roads, Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling, Variable Message Signs, CCTV cameras and gantries; work to take place in three phases.
Most of the A12 in Essex will be widened to three lanes. Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • A12 in Essex: Junction 19 (Chelmsford north) to Jn 25 (A120 interchange): widening to provide three lanes between Chelmsford and Colchester.
  • A12 in Essex: M25 Junction 28 and Ipswich: traffic management technology improvements along the whole route, including detection loops, CCTV cameras and Variable Message signs to allow better information to drivers and active traffic management of traffic on the route.
  • Widening the A12 Colchester bypass to three lanes, with attendant junction improvements.
  • A12 in Essex: Raising section from the M25 to Chelmsford to three-lane capacity, dealing with major congestion problems and inconsistent standards.
Junctions of the M25 in Essex and Hertfordshire will be improved. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • M11 in Essex: Extra capacity on junction 7 near Harlow through significant upgrades and more technology.
  • M25 in Essex: Junction 28 (Brentwood): upgrading the interchange with the A12 to provide dedicated left turn lanes and improvement of the gyratory system
  • M25 in Hertfordshire: Junction 25 (Cheshunt): junction improvements to provide widening, signals and free flow left turn
  • A1(M) in Hertfordshire: Junction 6 (Welwyn north) to Junction 8 (Hitchin): upgrading to Smart Motorway including widening of two lane section to dual three lane and hard shoulder running.
  • A1 East of England Feasibility Study: Study of how to improve the safety and performance of the A1 between Peterborough and the M25, including the possibility of upgrading the road to motorway standard.

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