A47 Blofield to North Burlingham
We’re upgrading the A47 between Blofield and North Burlingham to dual carriageway to ease congestion and support economic growth in the area.
We are going to replace the existing single-lane section of the A47 between Blofield and North Burlingham with a new two-lane dual carriageway. This will be 70m south of the existing road.
We'll make safety improvements to the Yarmouth Road junction, closing the right turn and adding a dedicated lane to join the A47. We will also add a new bridge over the new dual carriageway. This will connect the villages of Blofield and North Burlingham, and take traffic from Blofield toward Great Yarmouth.
In addition, we also are making changes to the east junction, with a new two-tier junction connecting B1140 South Walsham Road (north of the A47) with B1140 Coxhill Road (south of the A47).
For safety reasons, we are going to close the direct access from Lingwood Road and Lingwood Lane to this part of the A47 when it becomes a dual carriageway.
With this scheme, we’re aiming to:
- improve safety and reduce collisions
- help sustainable economic growth by supporting employment and residential development opportunities
- reduce delays and make journey times more reliable
- improve amenities for cyclists and pedestrians
SAR Appendix A – Key Features of Existing A47 Route Drawings
SAR Appendix B – Collision Data Plot
SAR Appendix C – Geology and Flood Plans
SAR Appendix D – Statutory Undertaker Plans
SAR Appendix E – Environmental Study Area Plan
SAR Appendix F – Strategic Diversion Routes
SAR Appendix G – Options 1-4 Route Layout Plans and Constraints Plan
SAR Appendix G – Options 5-8 Route Layout Plans and Constraints Plan
SAR Appendix H – EAST Assessment
SAR Appendix I – Environmental and Engineering Ranking Tables
SAR Appendix J – Options 1, 2, 7 and 8 with Indicative Side Roads and Junctions
SAR Appendix K – AST for Option 8 (PCF Stage 1)
SAR Appendix L – Options 1, 2, 3 and 4 with Indicative Side Roads and Junctions
SAR Appendix M – Non-Technical Summary
SAR Appendix N – Minutes from PRD Meeting
SAR Appendix O – Status of PCF Stage 2 Products prepared at the date of the PRD
SAR Appendix P – Risk comparison
SAR Appendix Q – Comments table identified by the filtering (Chapter 31.1)
SAR Appendix R – Appraisal Summary Table for Options 1 – 4 (PCF Stage 2)
SAR Appendix S – Preferred Route Announcement Leaflet
The Development Consent Order (DCO) process was established by the Planning Act 2008 and is used for certain large and complex schemes (including highway improvements) that have been designated as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) by the Government.
Links to key Blofield to North Burlingham DCO documentation can be found below: