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.
VolkerFitzpatrick were awarded the construction contract and have started the preparatory ground works and utility diversion work. Construction is likely to start around Easter 2017 and the bypass is expected to open in Spring 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.