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.
VolkerFitzpatrick is continuing to progress the permanent and temporary works. 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.