More improvements are needed
- Norfolk Chamber and partners are working with the A47 Alliance to draw up the business case for £260m+ of funding to dual the Acle Straight and the Tilney to East Winch section of the A47, near King’s Lynn, including the Hardwick flyover
- Suffolk Haughley Rail Junction upgrade needs to be completed by 2019
- Improved safety, journey times, capacity and frequency by: Infrastructure upgrade 2019 – 2024 needed: Ely area upgrade – signalling, junctions & bridge; double of Norwich Trowse swing bridge; South Colchester loops; South Chelmsford re-signalling and level crossing closures; upgrades along the GEML
Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing (GY3RC)
- Funding of £1.2m needed to build GY3RC by the end of 2023
- The business case for the GY3RC funding was submitted to Department of Transport in March 2017 – a DfT response is due by Summer 2017
Infrastructure on its own does not create jobs, it is the business community who do. Norfolk Chambers of Commerce wants to see that agreed transport improvements are delivered on time; further infrastructure barriers are removed; and new opportunities created, to ensure that Norfolk businesses have the levels of infrastructure needed to create new jobs and economic growth.
What are we doing?
The Chamber will influence and lobby central Government and work with local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, our MPs and the A47 Alliance to ensure the business case for improved infrastructure is clearly heard.