Transport Secretary seeks answers over A47 upgrade

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is asking National Highways and Norfolk County Council to sort out a wrangle over the future maintenance of a stretch of the A47.

The road is earmarked to be upgraded to a dual carriageway, meaning a short stretch of single lane road will be de-trunked and handed from National Highways to the county.

The Eastern Daily Press reports that the council wants assurances over the condition of the road and how it will fund the extra maintenance bill.

The report says talks have been going on since November 2020, but with no resolution so far – and the impasse has triggered the secretary of state’s letter.

The letter from the secretary of state gives the council and National Highways until April 27 to respond.

(Picture – National Highways)

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