The A47 Alliance is to push for further investment from central government to make much-needed improvements to the A47, including dualling much of the route.
Highways England, the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads, is shortly set to reveal a set of proposals to make improvements to the A47 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Central government has already committed to funding these improvements, which largely consist of making improvements to junctions along the route, with construction set to begin in 2020.
The A47 Alliance, which brings together the business community, local authorities, MPs and others, will now focus its efforts on getting a commitment from central government for further improvements. The priority improvements agreed by the A47 Alliance are:
· Dualling Acle Straight to Great Yarmouth
· Dualling Tilney to East Winch (including Hardwick flyover dualling) in King’s Lynn
· Dualling Guyhirn to Wisbech,
· Junction improvements at:
– A1101 Elm High Roundabout and B198 East and West in Wisbech
– Eye Roundabout
– Junction 15 and Junction 18 in Peterborough.
If funding for these improvements is secured, work could get under way between 2020 and 2025.