9 April 2024
A47 Flooding – Update

Having extensively raised the flooding problems that have affected the A47 between Honingham and Easton eight times since October, I am pleased that National Highways are going further and undertaking serious works this coming Friday aimed at preventing this flooding once and for all.

See the EDP article here

The installation of new underground water tanks designed to capture, store and then gradually release excess rainwater in a controlled manner is a very positive step. We cannot have the A47 flooded every time it rains.

However, longer term, the real solution is dualling this stretch of road — so that it will then run higher, with a modern and fit for purpose drainage system.

While I welcome this latest progress, rest assured, I will continue to monitor developments closely and push National Highways for the solutions we urgently need to see.

To see more on my recent work on this issue, please click here and here

To learn more about my wider work ‘Making Our Roads Fit for the 21st Century’, please visit my campaign page here