In Pictures: Ely bypass is OPEN!

PUBLISHED: 17:58 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:58 31 October 2018

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

HARRY RUTTER

The £49m Ely southern bypass passing over the River Great Ouse and two railway lines in has officially opened.

It will provide a huge boost for the area and will ease congestion in and around Ely by providing a new link between Stuntney Causeway and Angel Drove.

It officially opened to the public at 4pm today (October 31).

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTERThe Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTERThe Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTERThe Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTERThe Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTERThe Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTERThe Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTERThe Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTERThe Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTERThe Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTERThe Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

The Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTERThe Ely bypass which started in January 2017 is now open to traffic. The one stretch of road aims to ease congestion in the city. Picture: HARRY RUTTER

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