Dualling the A47: Business Support Needed!
A campaign is currently underway to raise awareness of the continued need to fully dual the A47.
It is vital for our county’s economic growth that we clearly demonstrate that Norfolk is ‘open for business’. From tourism to logistics; energy and manufacturing; to research and agriculture; all sectors across our region rely heavily on the A47, as our main artery East to West and onwards to the Midlands. Improvements to this route are vital to help us to remain accessible and competitive.
Commenting on the need to fully dual the A47, Nova Fairbank, Chief Operating Officer for Norfolk Chambers said:
“The full dualling of the A47 is a ‘must have’ for Norfolk Chambers and the wider business community in order to deliver greater economic growth and jobs in this region.
“The passion and commitment of our business community to achieving a fully dualled A47 is clear and the economic benefits are evident – a fully dualled A47 is a necessity, not a want.”
The ‘Just Dual It’ campaign has been revitalised and Norfolk Chambers is calling on the business community to demonstrate their support and to articulate the benefits that a fully dualled A47 would have on their businesses.
At present, further A47 improvement works, including the dualling of the Acle Straight and the Tilney to East Winch stretch, have not been included in the next Road Instructure Strategy (RIS2) funding. Therefore we need the continued support of the Norfolk business community to help lobby and influence Ministers and the Department of Transport.
On Wednesday 13 October the A47 Alliance are doing a digital takeover please add your support quotes to social media, using the hashtags: #JustDualIt and #JustFundIt.