A47 North Tuddenham to Easton improvement

The proposed scheme proposes a new dual carriageway to the south and north of the existing road. We're also proposing two new junctions.

Region:  East
Start date:  2022
Cost:  £100 million - £250 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2023-24
Programme:  A47 corridor improvement programme

Progress report

We are now consulting on our proposals to make the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton a dual carriageway and create two new junctions. We want your feedback to help shape our plans, so please have your say.

This consultation is open from Wednesday 26 February to Wednesday 8 April 2020.

Have your say on our consultation page

We recommend that you read the consultation brochure and additional supporting material available below before responding to the consultation, which you’ll find in the documents tab below.

You can also attend one of our public information events listed below where you can meet the project team, ask questions and find out more. Please respond by 11.59pm on 8 April to ensure that your views are considered.

You can respond in a number of ways:

  • In person – at one of our public information events
  • Online – by completing a response form
  • By post – by completing a response form and posting it to Freepost A47 North Tudennham to Easton

Plans for the A47 North Tuddenham to Easton dualling scheme have progressed following the Preferred Route Announcement after consultation with the public in August 2017.

Option 2 was selected and amended to address some of the key concerns raised by members of the public during the consultation event taking 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.

What's next?

We are holding our consultation events with to gather thoughts and opinions on our proposals to aid us in the next phase of design. The events will be held at the following locations:

  • North Tuddenham Village Hall, Thursday 27 February, 1pm - 8pm
  • Hockering Village Hall, Friday 28 February, 1pm - 8pm
  • East Tuddenham Village Hall, Monday 2 March, 1pm - 8pm
  • Honingham Village Hall, Tuesday 3 March, 1pm - 8pm
  • Easton Village Hall, Wednesday 4 March, 1pm - 8pm
  • The Assembly House, Norwich, Saturday 7 March, 10am - 4pm

When the consultation has closed we will review all the feedback and produce a consultation report. Following on from this the team will to evolve the design and continue to engage with the community as our plans develop.

As part of the next phase we will be carrying out further survey works including ground investigations and other environmental surveys.

Timeline

Date Event
2020 Statutory consultation
2020 Submission of Development Consent Order. You'll have further opportunity to comment on the scheme at this stage
March 2022 Start of works
March 2024 Open for traffic

Why we need this scheme

The North Tuddenham to Easton section of the A47 connects key economic growth areas of Norwich.

The road between North Tuddenham and Easton is not adequate to cope with the high volume of traffic. There is a clear and demonstrable need to increase capacity along the route. The safety of adjoining routes also increases the need for improvements to be made. There are limited opportunities to overtake slower moving vehicles while traveling on this single carriageway. This results in increased and unreliable journey times.

Economic growth in the area may be hindered due to the capacity limitations of the current carriageway. Investment to increase capacity will facilitate local aspirations for increased land use and development and will contribute to local economic growth.

Aims

The aims and objectives of the proposed North Tuddenham to Easton dualling scheme are to:

  • contribute to sustainable economic growth by supporting employment and residential development opportunities
  • reduce congestion-related delay, improve journey time reliability and increase the overall capacity of the A47
  • improve road safety for all road users by being designed to modern highway standards appropriate for a major A road
  • increase the resilience of the road in coping with incidents such as collisions, breakdowns, maintenance and extreme weather
  • enable more reliable journey times and provide capacity for future traffic growth

Useful information

How we develop a road scheme and how you can get involved

A guide to part one claims

Your property and compulsory purchase

Your property and discretionary purchase

Your property and blight

Your property and land surveys

The scheme in detail

The scheme proposes a new dual carriageway to the south and north of the existing road. We're also proposing 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.

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