Road Works

Capital Delivery Team  -  Highways England 

Long term roadworks will be carried out on the



for the following 6 months

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Better Journeys on Better Roads: 2017/18 Maintenance and Improvement Programme East

Highways England operates, maintains and modernises the strategic road network in the East of England.  We are committed to making journeys more reliable and ensuring that the region’s roads are fit for now and for the future.

I am writing to let you know about the following upcoming works on A47 Saddlebow Interchange in King’s Lynn:

·       Strengthening of A47 Saddlebow Interchange east and west bridges which carry the A148 Saddlebow Road over the A47 King’s Lynn southern bypass

The works will take place from the week commencing Monday 23 October 2017 and will take approximately 6 months to be completed. 

Traffic restrictions

In order to carry out our work as quickly and safely as possible we will need to put in place some temporary traffic restrictions and diversions. Please find the diversion routes on the separate page. 

·       West Bridge – Bridge closed over A47. Diversion starts from the A47 westbound on-slip road to the Pullover roundabout, to re-join A47 eastbound off-slip road at Saddlebow

·       East Bridge – Bridge closed over A47. Diversion starts from A47 eastbound on-slip to Hardwick Interchange (secondary circulatory), to re-join A47 westbound then A47 westbound off-slip

·       A47 Closure – Closed below the interchange between A47 slip roads at both ends. Eastbound traffic to use A47 eastbound off-slip at Saddlebow Interchange to A47 eastbound on-slip back to A47 for eastbound carriageway. A maximum of 8 weekend closures over the span of 6 months is expected during the works, as shown in the diversion plan

·       Westbound Traffic – Use A47 westbound off-slip at Saddlebow Interchange to A47 westbound on-slip back to A47 for westbound carriageway
During the bridge strengthening works, we will use the opportunity to complete a number of safety improvements to the A47 Pullover road and Hardwick roundabout. 
This local network maintenance will include activities such as improving road markings and road studs on all approaches and exits to the roundabout (as well as on the roundabout), improving the signing on the approach to the roundabout, localised patching and pothole repair, as well as safety improvements.
If you would like to keep up to date of our ongoing works in the region please visit

Contact us

If you wish to discuss this project further, or have any questions about his work, then please contact our 24hr Highways England Customer Care team by phone on 0300 123 5000.
Alternatively, you can email GRAHAM Construction who will be carrying out the works at
We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause you.
Yours faithfully
Andrew Dyer

Project Sponsor

Highways England