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Ely Southern Bypass

Ely, Cambridgeshire

VolkerFitzpatrick constructs Ely Southern Bypass on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council

  • Design and build project
  • Bypass connects A142 at Angel Drove with Stuntney Causeway
  • 1.7km long single carriageway road
  • Viaduct crossing the Great Ouse
  • Bridge over two railway lines
  • Over 2,000 tonnes of structural steelwork
  • Over 5,000m3 reinforced concrete
  • Approx. 180,000m3 of clay, over half of which was sourced from a local farm
  • Winner of ‘Most Sustainable Construction & Demolition Project’ at the 2017 CIWM Awards

"Building this complicated, yet elegant brand new road demonstrates our commitment to improving the roads in our county and helping to stimulate growth. Many partners, including the Department of Transport, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Network Rail, our contractor VolkerFitzpatrick and East Cambridgeshire District Council have made this project happen and I’m pleased it is now open to traffic."

Cllr Steve Count, Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council

Facts and figures

  • Client
    Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Design partner
    Tony Gee
  • Architect
    Knight Architects
  • Project value
    £49 million
  • Project categories
    Civil Engineering
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