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Fight for A47 funding heads to Westminster

Traffic moves along the A47 looking West toward Palm Paper from Hardwick. (10187398)
Traffic moves along the A47 looking West toward Palm Paper from Hardwick. (10187398)

Politicians leading the campaign to dual the A47 will take their case to Westminster next month.

A Parliamentary reception will be held on Monday, June 3, to help make the case for the A47 Alliance's aim of a commitment to full dualling of the route by 2030.

The group is also calling for three sections, including that from Tilney to East Winch, to be upgraded by 2025.

Alliance chairman Martin Wilby said: “The East of England is a vast region but we are under-served in terms of our transport links. It’s time for this to change.

“We want our businesses to thrive, grow and create more jobs. We want visitors to be able to come to the region and spend money in our tourism and service industries while they’re here.

“And we want people who live and work here to feel able to get around safely and have a better quality of life, not spend hours every week in slow-moving traffic or at a standstill.

“A fully dualled A47 is vital to achieving this. We’ll be leaving Ministers is no doubt of how serious the region is about this.”


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