The Ely southern bypass is a proposed new road connecting the A142 at Angel Drove to Stuntney Causeway, including bridges over the railway line and the River Great Ouse and its floodplains.
Work on the project started in January 2017 and is progressing well.
The careful removal of an overhead high voltage electricity cable that supplies local homes and businesses was recently completed. The overhead cable was replaced with an underground cable and involved drilling under the railway line to lay the new cable. We have been working closely with UK Power Networks and Network Rail to minimise disruption to electricity supply while ensuring the safety of everyone.
VolkerFitzpatrick is continuing to progress well with the permanent and temporary works design. The piling for the viaduct is approaching completion, structural concrete works are ongoing and the embankment construction is progressing well.
The new road is expected to open late summer 2018.
The area around Ely station is currently heavily congested with lorries and other larger vehicles not able to use the low underpass. The bypass will ease congestion in Ely, reduce the need for traffic to pass the railway station and allow the level crossing to be closed.
More details about the process and copies of plans, reports and studies on the subject can be found on the County Council website via the link below. A 3 minute video walk through of the proposed Ely Southern Bypass from a pedestrian's perspective can also be viewed via this link.