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Galliford Try seeks earthworks firms for £300m A47 upgrade


Galliford Try has gone out to public tender to find earthworks contractors for two dualling schemes as part of the planned £300m upgrade of the A47 in Norfolk.


As Highways England’s East Region Delivery Partner, the firm is seeking to get earthwork specialists on board for early contractor involvement to provide technical and commercial input into the detailed design phase and help formulate the budget and programme.

The first of the two projects is dualling of 3km of the A47 from Blofield to North Burlingham. This is due to start on site in late 2022 and will take around one and a half years to complete.


The other bigger dualling project will see 9km of new dual carriageway from Tuddenham to Easton.


This project is due to commence on site in early 2023 and will take around two years to complete.


It also involves building two new junctions and four new bridges.

Both dualling projects were recently submitted for Development Consent.


Earthworks Outline Scope of Works


A47 Tuddenham to Easton Dualling

Stage 1 ECI works will commence in September 2021.

  • Quantities excavation of class 5a 224,000m3

  • Excavation excluding class 5a 715,000m3

  • Imported Fill 75,000m3

  • Deposition of fill 702,000m3



A47 Blofield to North Burlingham Dualling

Stage 1 ECI works will commence in August 2021

  • Excavation of class 5a 74,000m3

  • Excavation excluding class 5a 109,000m3

  • Imported Fill 205,000m3

  • Deposition of fill 54,000m3

  • Compaction of Fill 205,000m3



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