National Highways looks for new A47 contractor

National Highways is looking for a new contractor to redevelop the A47/A11 Thickthorn junction near Norwich.

A spokesperson has confirmed that, while “Galliford Try will continue to work with National Highways on the redevelopment of the A47/A11 Thickthorn junction, near Norwich, delivering a package of preconstruction works for the project,” the contract with the company will then “come to an organised and managed end with a new contractor taking over the construction element.”

No reason has been given for the two organisations to come to this decision.

“While the construction contractor will be new, the plans to redevelop the junction remain the same, with major work on the project expected to start – as planned – next spring,” National Highways has said.

Three multi-million-pound road schemes aimed at improving safety and reducing journey times around Norwich took a step forward last week when a judge upheld the original decisions by the Secretary of State for Transport to grant development consent orders for the Thickthorn project along with new dual carriageways between Blofeld and North Burlingham and North Tuddenham and Easton.

(Picture – National Highways)


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