Norfolk: A47 Misses Out On Spending Review Money
27 June 2013, 11:59
The Government's announced which new road and rail projects are going to be getting funding, but the A47 isn't one of them.
Despite a strong campaign by Norfolk County Council and Norfolk MPs the project was not one of the ones picked.
The campaigners had argued the investment in the A47 would improve safety and bring millions in to the local economy.
Across the country, £100 billion of investment's being committed to the nation's infrastructure in an effort to boost economic growth.
The A14 was successful in getting it's bid for £1.6 billion for a new toll road in Cambridgeshire.
The Government called the announcement's the "biggest investment in our roads in 40 years'' and reaffirmed its commitment to the largest programme of rail investment "since the Victorian era''.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said: "Where our predecessors left our road network on the hard shoulder, we are bringing it into the fast lane.''
Another of the big projects to get funding was the high speed rail line from London to the North - HS2.
On rail, Mr Alexander said that HS2 was the "longest and largest transport budget the Treasury has ever set aside and the people running the project will have to deliver within it''.