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 consulting 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 tab below.

What's next?

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.

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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Planned roadworks

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Location : The A11 northbound between the A1075 and the junction with the A47 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:06 pm
Location : The A11 southbound between the junctions with the A47 and the A1075 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:06 pm
Location : The A47 eastbound exit slip to the A11 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 8 July 2020 to 06:00 on 9 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A11 northbound between the A1075 and the junction with the A47 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:04 on 2 July 2020 to 06:00 on 29 August 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm

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