Press release

New safety measures for A47 in Norfolk

A new trio of safety measures is being installed on Norfolk’s main trunk road this month.


The improvements, to the A47 Acle Straight as the road passes through The Broads, are due to begin on Monday 13 February, and come ahead of consultations into major upgrades elsewhere on the A47 that will start in the spring.

The safety work taking place this month consists of:

  • improving traffic signs, road markings and kerb alignment at the A47 and A1064 roundabout
  • improving warning signs, road markings, and hazard posts at farm accesses around Wherryman’s Way
  • improving advance direction and warning signs at the Halvergate junction

Highways England project sponsor Steve Cox said:

Highways England is committed to improving driver safety across all of our roads, and the work we are doing on the A47 show that safety is our priority both in Norfolk and across the East of England. We believe these safety measures will deliver real benefits to help address a history of collisions on this stretch of road and right turns at the Halvergate junction.

Highways England is delivering £15 billion of Government investment between 2015 and 2020 to improve England’s trunk roads and motorways, including £400 million worth improvements on the A47.

This will include:

  • dualling of the A47 between Norwich and Dereham
  • improving the A11 and A47 Thickthorn junction
  • dualling the A47 between Norwich and the Acle Straight
  • improving junctions throughout Great Yarmouth, including reconstructing the Vauxhall roundabout

There will be six weeks of consultations on these works for the public to share their views on this work will be taking place shortly, with details to follow.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 6 February 2017