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Ely Southern Bypass

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Ely Southern Bypass
20180602-1202 - A142 Ely Southern Bypass Railway and Great Ouse Bridges 52.384911N 0.254251E.jpg
Southern bypass railway and Great Ouse bridges
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Ely in 2013 prior to the Southern Bypass construction
2017 mapping showing the new route under construction
And from 2019 showing that the roads inside the bypass have been declassified

The Ely Southern Bypass is a new £49m single carriageway bypass for the south of the city. It links Angel Drove with Stutney Causeway and has a new bridge over the River Great Ouse and a new bridge over the railway.

Contractor was VolkerFitzpatrick. Work started in January 2017 and it was expected to open in Summer 2018. In April 2018 it was announced that owing to delays over the winter, the opening date would be put back to October. The road finally opened on 31st October 2018.

The project was needed in order to provide a route for high vehicles to cross the busy railway line. The old road had a low bridge, which was prone to strikes next to a level crossing on a busy line, so congestion was frequent. The existing level crossing was closed with the opening of the new bypass.

Drone Footage

Centre Line




Cambridgeshire County Council

BBC News

Ely Standard

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