MP Warns West Norfolk A47 Users Not To Expect Upgrade
8:22am 12th November 2014
North West Norfolk's MP has welcomed a move by David Cameron to make improvements to the A47... But he says we shouldn't get our hopes up about improvements at this end of the county.
The Prime Minister named the road on Monday in a speech to business leaders. It's set to get some of a fifteen billion pound investment into the country's A Roads.
We'll find out about exactly what the A47 will get in the Autumn Statement on December the 3rd.
Henry Bellingham says long distance drivers have been the focus for campaigners:
“The MPs have been working together on this, from Peterborough right through to Great Yarmouth, because we take a view that the overall route needs to be improved. If you’re driving from Norwich to Peterborough you want more dual carriage way, you want safer sections of road, and you’re not too worried where it comes.”
He also says he doesn’t think that a personal push to get our area improved first will help:
“I’m going to leave it to the experts to decide where the dualling is going to come first. Obviously we want the whole route to be dualled. But to be fair, west Norfolk has done better than some areas already. We’ve got that excellent long stretch between King’s Lynn and Wisbech and we’ve got some dualling south of Lynn on the bypass.”