Galliford Try to deliver £100m A47 dual carriageway


Galliford Try will expand a highway near Peterborough as part of a wider £500 billion programme of works.  

by Rory ButlerFebruary 20, 2023

The Government has approved National Highways’ plan to transform a 1.6-mile section of the A47 between Wansford and Sutton into a dual carriageway, costing up to £100 million. 

It is one of six major projects planned on the 115-mile section of the A47 between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth.   

“All six projects are designed to improve safety and reduce journey times on the A47, which is currently one of the country’s most dangerous A-roads,” said National Highways. 

A new link road between the southbound A1 and the eastbound carriageway of the A47 will be constructed. Nearby roundabouts and junctions will also be enhanced. 


A decision on the A47 Wansford to Sutton project was originally expected on 11 January but was extended to 17 February to allow the Secretary of State for Transport more time for consultation on outstanding issues. 

Three schemes on the A47 near Norwich are currently subject to judicial review and are on hold, following a legal challenge against the transport minister to grant development consent orders. 

  • A47 Blofield – North Burlingham dual carriageway works 
  • A47 Tuddenham – North Easton dual carriageway works 
  • A47/A11 Thickthorn junction redevelopment  

Works on the Wansford to Sutton project could begin in Spring, with completion expected Winter 2024/25.   

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