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Event Organiser: ICE

Site visit: Ely Southern Bypass, Ely

  • Networking
  • Ely
  • 16 May 2018
  • 12:00 - 20:00
Site visit: Ely Southern Bypass, Ely

About this event

The A142 Ely Southern Bypass scheme was first conceived nearly 30 years ago to alleviate considerable congestion caused by a the A142 crossing the railway via a height segregated underbridge/level crossing arrangement. The bypass is a compact 1.6km link road which crosses soft floodplain and the River Gt Ouse on a 300m twin-box viaduct as well as two rail lines via a 100m long bridge.

The project has faced myriad challenges to arrive at a scheme with planning consent and adequate funding. With these principal hurdles overcome the Design and Build team of VolkerFitzpatrick and Tony Gee has developed the project from outline design, through detailed design to construction on site. Construction is now well under way, with the main steel structure of the railway bridge in place and the steel spans of the Ouse Viaduct being installed.

The visit will consist of a presentation from a representative of the project followed by a guided tour of the site.

Attendees will need to bring their own PPE consisting of orange high vis jacket, orange high vis trousers, hard hat, safety boots, gloves and eye protection. There is limited PPE available to borrow; please advise upon booking if you require any.

Numbers will be strictly limited and online booking is essential. The visit will take place in the afternoon, lasting approximately 2 hours. Exact details will be communicated nearer the time to those who have registered.


For more information, please contact:

Joey Le Gresley
e: joeylegresley.ice@gmail.com

Event venue

Ely Southern Bypass
VolkerFitzpatrick Site Office
A142 Stuntney Causeway
Ely CB7 5TH
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Heather Bell

e: heather.bell@ice.org.uk