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Important roadwork information: A47 Necton junction improvements


The following sets out the information from National Highways to improve the safety of the junctions at Tuns Road and Dunham Road, Necton. Once complete, drivers will benefit from safer, smoother and better-defined road surface, as well as better visibility at these junctions.


Work will start on Monday 25 September, lasting until February 2024. The majority of works will take place on weeknights, with working hours of 8pm to 6am. There will be instances where we need to work 24/7 over weekends, where overnight works don’t allow us to complete certain activities in time. We will communicate those details in future updates.


Closures and diversions - To carry out the work safely, we will need to close the A47 in both directions between Norwich Road roundabout, Swaffham and A1075, Dereham. Whilst the road is closed, westbound traffic will be diverted via A1075, A11, A134, A1065 and Norwich Road, before re-joining the A47 westbound at Swaffham. Eastbound traffic will follow the same diversion in reverse.

Community impact


National Highways are working closely with Vattenfall and UK Power Networks to minimise impacts to the local community, whilst their works are also taking place. Through effective collaboration, we are able to minimise disruption, shorten programme and share traffic management resources.


We understand that this scheme will result in various impacts on locals, particularly those close to our work site and compound area. To best mitigate these impacts, the following measures are being used:

  1. Selection of specialist equipment to minimise noise, such as hydrogen powered temporary lighting and solar powered worker facilities, within the site compound

  2. Noise monitors being installed to monitor noise levels throughout works programme

  3. Use of temporary noise barriers around the site compound and when noisiest activities are taking place

  4. A ‘no idling’ policy in place for all plant and vehicles on site


National Highways apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience whilst they undertake these works to improve the local highway.


How to find out more

To find out more about road improvements we’re carrying out across the East of England, please visit our website at

If you would like more information, please contact us on 0300 123 5000, or by email at

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