1. ITV Report

Plans for A47 improvements go on show

Plans to upgrade part of the A47 in Norfolk are going on show as part of a six week consultation.

The idea is to dual five miles of road between North Tuddenham and Easton. Highways England announced its preferred option back in August 2017 as part of a series of upgrades along the road.

Plans of the new road Credit: Highways England

The consultation runs until Wednesday 8 April.

The improvement includes over five miles of new dual carriageway with two new junctions at the Wood Lane/Berry’s Lane and Norwich Road/Blind Lane junctions, alongside the removal of the Easton roundabout.

The A47 Credit: ITV Anglia

The new dual carriageway will improve safety along this part of the A47, as the current road has an average of 14 crashes a year. It will also increase capacity, making journey times more reliable, and safer by connecting local roads via the new junctions rather than turning directly on to the A47. There will be new side roads and parts of the existing A47 will be kept open for local traffic including walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and as a local access road to the new junctions."

– Peter Havlicek, Highways England