Work has begun to rename a section of the A12 from Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft as the A47. The work will take approximately 12 weeks to complete, during which time 188 signs will be updated to reflect the change, including replacement of 42 old signs and stickers to cover the rest.
The A47 from Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft
The route stretches from where the A47 currently becomes the A12 at the Vauxhall roundabout in Great Yarmouth and finishes in Lowestoft, creating a continuous corridor from West Peterborough to Lowestoft.
Why change the A12 to the A47?
The change is being made to better reflect the A47/A12 as a continuous corridor from West of Peterborough to Lowestoft. It is also thought that renaming this stretch of the A12 to the A47 will better aid the regeneration/upgrade of the route and allow the stretch between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft a slice of the £300 million set aside by government to upgrade to the A47.
You can read more about the A47 upgrade projects in our A47 Corridor Improvements post and at a47alliance.co.uk and http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a47-corridor-improvement-programme/