A47 Wansford to Sutton dualling
We’re upgrading the A47 between Wansford and Sutton to dual carriageway to improve safety and ease congestion.
Our proposal is for a new stretch of dual carriageway which largely follows the existing A47 at the Wansford end, crossing to the north and running parallel to the existing A47 after the Scheduled Monument. There will also be a dedicated slip road from the A1 southbound to the A47 eastbound to alleviate congestion at the junction.
The existing single carriageway for westbound traffic across the A1 bridge at Wansford will be kept the same. There will be a new southern arm coming from the eastern Wansford roundabout for the filling station and access to Sacrewell Farm.
The Nene roundabout will be relocated further to the west, close to the current Sutton Heath Road junction.
The village of Upton will now access the A47 via Sutton Heath Road, joining at the new roundabout. The existing A47 will be kept for local access to Sutton village.
The revised proposals that we intend to submit for planning approval include alterations to the roundabouts at Wansford. Improvements at the Western Wansford roundabout will include an improved entry from the A1 northbound slip road, an improved exit to the A47 eastbound, a new left turn lane between A1 northbound slip road and the A47 eastbound, rather than a merged lane and a new cycle crossing on the A47 west of the Wansford roundabouts, removing cycles from the A1 bridge.
Improvements at the Eastern Wansford roundabout will include an enlarged roundabout and a new lane to the south of the roundabout, providing access to the filling station and to Sacrewell Farm under the new A47.
The latest proposed design also includes the removal of the bus stop and the direct road access to the A1 from the properties adjacent to Windgate Way due to the close proximity to the proposed southbound A1-A47 slip road; the Sutton Drift will be closed to vehicles; a new walking and cycling route will pass under the A47 at the existing Sutton Heath junction and a straight link road will be formed from the relocated A47 Sutton roundabout, linking into the existing Sutton Heath Road at its junction with Langley Bush Road.
Upton Road will no longer be directly accessed from the A47. New passing places will be discussed with the local authority.
This project aims to:
- improve road safety for all road users, including a safer route between local communities for cyclists, pedestrians, equestrians and other non-motorised users
- contribute to sustainable economic growth by supporting opportunities for employment and residential developments
- reduce congestion delays, making journey times more reliable and increasing the overall road capacity of the A47
Scheme Assessment Report (2018)
Appendix A Existing Features Sheet 1
Appendix A Existing Features Sheet 2
Appendix B Collision Data A47 Wansford
Appendix C Figure 1 Superficial Geology
Appendix C Topography
Appendix D Existing Utilities Sheet 1
Appendix D Existing Utilities Sheet 2
Appendix E Existing Area 6 Diversion Route
Appendix F Constraints Plan
Appendix G Route Options 1 to 9
Appendix H EAST Wansford to Sutton Sifting Results
Appendix I Environmental and Engineering Ranking
Appendix J Route Options 10 plus 1a plus 1b
Appendix K Route Options 1 8 10 with side roads
Appendix L PCF Stage 1 AST Option 10
Appendix M Option 1 with Indicative Side Roads and Junctions
Appendix M Option 2 with Indicative Side Roads and Junctions
Appendix M Option 3 with Indicative Side Roads and Junctions
Appendix N Exceptions and Limitations Document
Appendix O PRD Minutes
Appendix P Preferred Route Alignment
Appendix Q Response to Filtered Public Comments
Appendix R PCF Stage 2 ASTs Options 1
Appendix R PCF Stage 2 ASTs Options 2
Appendix R PCF Stage 2 ASTs Options 3
Appendix S Wansford PRA Leaflet