A47 Blofield to North Burlingham Dualling

Scheme outline

Widening of the current single carriageway to dual two-lane all purpose standard just to the south of the existing road. This would have the effect of linking the Blofield and Acle dual carriageway bypasses to form a continuous route.

This scheme was withdrawn in July 2009 in a review of spending priorities. It was then re-instated in the 2014 Autumn Statement as a scheme which would be progressed before the end of the next Parliament in 2020.

In preparation
Other upgrade
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Central Government


29 August 2018

Cones have appeared alongside the existing carriageway as preliminary ground works, according to local press, prior to a further public consultation.

10 September 2018

The public consultation opened on 10 September and runs until 17 October.

22 January 2020

Lack of progress on this and other A47 improvements have prompted a report by officers at Norfolk County Council calling on traffic regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to hold Highways England - the agency tasked with doing the work - to account. There is a report in the local press.

More information


With thanks to Michael Pritchard for information on this page.