Plans in place for upgrade of six sections of the A47

A new dual carriageway and junction improvements are included in design plans to improve the A47 Wansford to Sutton section in Cambridgeshire.

Highways England is set to improve the A47 in six places between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth as part of a £300m investment.

Programme lead for the A47 at Highways England, Chris Griffin, said: “This stretch of road connects areas of growing economic activity around Peterborough, including linking the A47 to the A1. The current layout of the road can act as a bottleneck, resulting in congestion and slower journey times.

“Following on from our public statutory consultation in October 2018, we’ve taken into account feedback and refined our plans for this stretch of the A47, as it’s important that we get it right for road users and the affected communities.

“We’ve refined our proposals to address the common themes and concerns raised, whilst ensuring that the project solves the traffic problem, improves journey times and improves safety as key considerations.”

The preferred option for upgrading this stretch was announced in August 2017. New plans have revealed how the proposed dual carriageway will improve safety for road users.  


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