A47 upgrade plans go on display in Peterborough

Plans to upgrade three busy stretches of the A47 to dual carriageway and improve junctions have gone on show, with more public events planned.

Tuesday, 14th March 2017, 4:15 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:21 am
GV's of the A47 which is to be improved between Wansford and Sutton. EMN-170116-162249009

The improvement works are part of the Government’s record £15 billion investment in England’s motorways and major A roads, with £3 billion of that being invested in the East of England.

Around Peterborough, the £300 million project on the A47 includes making the road dual carriageway between Wansford and Sutton, in addition to improving the junction with the A141 at Guyhirn, to reduce congestion, improve safety and boost the economy.

This work on the A47 also includes improvements further east at Norwich and Great Yarmouth, with further sections of dualling and junction improvements.

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A Highways England consultation seeking public views on the proposals will run until 11:59pm, Friday April 21.

Highways England Senior Responsible Owner for the A47, Philip Davie, said: “The dualling of several sections of the A47 will make a real difference to all our users on this road, as well as the economy by providing safer, more reliable and less congested journeys.

“There are important decisions to be made, and now we’re keen to get your views on the A47 to help us reach these decisions. I encourage anyone with an interest in the A47 to come along to one of our consultation events and check out the consultation materials online”.

Work is set to begin in March 2020, with completion dates for the various schemes being between March 2021 and November 2022.

People are invited to attend one of the public information events, held at local venues along the A47, to find out more and take part.

Events being held for the Guyhirn scheme at:

- Wisbech St Mary Sports and Community Centre, on Thursday, 16 March (3pm – 8pm) and Saturday, 18 March (10am – 2pm);

- Guyhirn Village Hall, on Friday, 17 March (10am – 5pm);

For Wansford to Sutton at:

- Haycock Hotel, Wansford, on Thursday 23 March (3pm – 8pm)

- Sutton Church, on Friday, 24 March (10am – 5pm);

- Sacrewell Farm Centre, on Saturday, 25 March (10am – 2pm);

Information will also be displayed until Friday, 21 April at:

- Wisbech Library

- Peterborough Town Hall

- March Library