'Help us make the case for A47 dualling', Norfolk County Council chiefs urge public
County council chiefs in Norfolk have urged the public to help press the case for dualling of the A47.
National Highways, the body responsible for the maintenance and improvement of strategic routes such as the A47, has launched an online feedback tool for motorists to have their say on road investment priorities.
The current process remains open until the end of November and National Highways says feedback from it will help to shape investment priorities until 2030.
And Norfolk County Council leaders have called on drivers to help emphasise the importance of fully dualling the route.
Martin Wilby, the county council’s cabinet member for transport, said this week: “We know just how big dualling the A47 is for Norfolk, but now we need to work together to make sure the government know too.
“We use the road every day, and it’s time to get that real experience in front of ministers, via the Highways England feedback and online, to show everyone just how important this investment is and just what potential is waiting to be unlocked in Norfolk.”
Less than half of the 115 mile route between Peterborough and Lowestoft is currently dualled.
Although a number of upgrade proposals were announced seven years ago, none have been completed.
Visit https://routestrategies.highwaysengland.co.uk/ to take part in the consultation.