A47 Great Yarmouth Junctions

Scheme outline

Work to improve two roundabout junctions on the A47 around the outskirts of Great Yarmouth.

Vauxhall Roundabout, where the A47 Acle New Road approaches Great Yarmouth from Norwich, will be reconstructed to provide a larger roundabout island and a wider circulating carriageway. The railway bridge carrying the A47 immediately south of the roundabout will be widened to allow two lanes in each direction on the immediate approach to the junction from the south. The roundabout will also be at least partly signalised and new pedestrian and bicycle crossings will be installed.

To the south, at Gapton Roundabout where the A47 meets the A1243 Pasteur Way, the existing roundabout will be signalised in its present form.

This scheme is part of the A47 Corridor Improvement programme of works.

In preparation
Junction improvement
for use by all traffic
Highway authority


3 January 2020

According to Highways England, this scheme has been paused pending a review. This is due to the Department for Transport awarding funding for the Third River crossing in Great Yarmouth. In 2020, further traffic modelling and appraisal will be conducted to asses the impact the third river crossing will have on traffic flows.

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With thanks to Sam West for information on this page.