A47 North Tuddenham to Easton improvement

We’re upgrading the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton in Norfolk to a dual carriageway. This will complete the dual carriageway between Norwich and Dereham, supporting economic growth and easing congestion in the area.

Start date January-March 2022-23
End date 2024-25
Cost £100 million - £250 million

Latest updates

  • 13 April 2021

    Update – April 2021

    This scheme is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP), which means it’s classed as a large, complex infrastructure project that benefits the entire country.

    To build the scheme, we need to seek permission through a special planning process and gain a Development Consent Order (DCO) from the Planning Inspectorate.

    We submitted our DCO application in March 2021. Our application was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate on 12 April, allowing us to progress through to examination. The next steps in the process can be found on the Planning Inspectorate's website.

    The application can be viewed here. You will soon be able to register to be involved in the examination process as an Interested Party. We'll update this webpage as soon as we have a confirmed date. 

    Details about how to have your say can be found in this video by the Planning Inspectorate. You can also read more about the DCO process in this booklet.

  • 18 March 2021

    Update - March 2021

    The statutory consultation on our proposal to upgrade the A47 North Tuddenham to Easton closed at the end of April 2020. You can still read the consultation brochure and additional supporting material in the Documents area below.

    We have been reviewing and considering the responses from the consultation and where appropriate, used the feedback to refine our proposed design. To keep you informed on the progress we’ve made since April, we have issued a project update for Winter 2020.

    We are still continuing conversations with key stakeholders as well as carrying out ground investigation and environmental surveys, which may feed into further design changes as our Development Consent Order application is processed. 

    The application includes a consultation report which features a summary of responses and describes which suggestions we were able to incorporate. This demonstrates how we have listened to feedback.

    Our Development Consent Order application has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate and is available to view the Planning Inspectorate website.

  • 27 May 2020

    Consultation now closed

    We consulted on proposals to make the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton a dual carriageway and create two new junctions.

    Our plans for the scheme have progressed since we announced our preferred route, following consultation with the public in August 2017. Route option 2 was selected, and amended, to address some of the key concerns raised by members of the public. This takes the proposed route away from the existing carriageway to the south of Hockering and to the north of Honingham before rejoining the existing A47 at Easton.

    We held a statutory consultation on our proposals, and this ran from 26th February until 30 April 2020. You can still read the consultation brochure and additional supporting material in the in the Documents area below.

    Now that the consultation has closed, we are reviewing all the feedback and producing a consultation report.

    We will then continue to develop the design and continue to engage with the community as our plans develop.

    We will also carry out further survey work, including ground investigations and environmental surveys.

Project information

Overview

The North Tuddenham to Easton section of the A47 connects key economic growth areas of Norwich. The current road is unable to cope with the high traffic volume and there are limited opportunities to overtake slower moving vehicles on this single carriageway.

To address these issues, we’re upgrading the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton in Norfolk to a dual carriageway. This will complete the dual carriageway between Norwich and Dereham, supporting economic growth and easing congestion in the area.

We're also proposing to build two new junctions. The first junction will be at Berry’s Lane and Wood Lane, and the second junction will be located at Blind Lane and Norwich Road. Because of these additions to the side roads, the Easton roundabout will be removed. These improvements will better connect side roads into the new dual carriageway.

This project aims to:
• help sustainable economic growth by supporting employment and residential development opportunities
• reduce congestion and delays, make journey times more reliable and increase the overall traffic capacity of the A47
• improve road safety for all road users
• help the road cope better with incidents such as collisions and breakdowns, as well as maintenance and extreme weather

A47 North Tuddenham to Easton dualling - 26 February 2020 to 30 April 2020

A47 North Tuddenham to Easton dualling - 13 March 2017 to 21 April 2017

Documents

Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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