Ely Southern Bypass Set To Open This time Next Year
Work has begun on the long awaited Ely Southern Bypass between Suntney Causeway and Angel Drove to the south of Ely.
Councillor Mike Rouse said: “They’ve been talking about this for years and years.
Local people have been asking for this to happen for a long, long time – 20 years.
Nathan Thrower, project manager at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “The existing A142 has a low bridge, so HGVs are not able to go underneath the bridge and have to use the level crossing. When HGVs queue to use the level crossing, the queues go back onto the A142 which blocks the road completely and causes significant congestion.”
“The purpose of Ely Southern Bypass is to improve the transport in the area: the new route will provide a new link between Suntney Causeway and Angel Drove to the south of Ely.”
Matt Klinefelter, structure site agent at Volker Fitzpatrick, said: “The bypass is important for transport links, and I think it will give a bit of a boost to the area as well. It should also minimise rail traffic.