A47 Great Yarmouth junction improvements

Closed 21 Apr 2017

Opened 13 Mar 2017

Results updated 22 Aug 2017

Our assessments of the A47 Great Yarmouth junction improvements confirm that the options shown at the public consultation will reduce congestion and provide good value for money. The diagrams below show the preferred route for each of the junction improvements that will be taken forward to statutory consultation.

You can find more detailed information on the Preferred Route Announcement in the leaflet below.

We have also published the consultation report linked below.



The A47 trunk roads form part of the strategic road network and provides for a variety of local, medium and long distance trips between the A1 and the east coast.  The corridor connects the cities of Norwich and Peterborough, the towns of Wisbech, Kings Lynn, Dereham, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft and a succession of villages in what is largely a rural area.

In 2014 the government published the Road Investment Strategy. This includes a package of 6 schemes to improve journeys on the 115 mile section of the A47 between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth. Together, the proposals will relieve congestion and improve the reliability of journey times for drivers.

The proposals include converting almost 8 miles of single carriageway to dual carriageway and making improvements to junctions across the route. The 6 schemes are:

  • A47 Wansford to Sutton dualling
  • A47 Guyhirn junction improvement
  • A47 North Tuddenham to Easton dualling
  • A47 Blofield to North Burlingham dualling
  • A47/A11 Thickthorn junction improvement
  • A47 Great Yarmouth junction improvements

The scheme

We are consulting on proposals to improve junctions on the A47 through Great Yarmouth. Vauxhall Roundabout including the Station Approach Junction and Gapton Roundabout are located towards the northern end of Great Yarmouth and have been identified as priority junctions in need of fundamental improvementThis consultation provides you with an opportunity to view, discuss and help shape our proposals.  This will help us understand what is important to our customers and local communities and will help inform the selection of a preferred option.

Venue Date Time
Great Yarmouth Town Hall (Pick-up point) Monday 13 March to Friday 21 April  
Lowestoft pop-up shop, QD Stores, The Britten Centre Friday 17 March 1:30pm to 4:30pm
King’s Centre, Great Yarmouth Saturday 18 March 10am to 2pm
Great Yarmouth Town Hall Monday 20 March 10am to 5pm
King’s Centre, Great Yarmouth Wednesday 22 March 3pm to 8pm

To see the details of our proposals, we recommend you read our consultation brochure before completing the questionnaire.


  • All members of the public


  • Roads