Ely railway line underpass to shut while sewer main is replaced

Ely Railway Bridge

Ely Railway Bridge - Credit: Archant

A major route near to Ely train station will be closed for two weekends next month while a sewer main is replaced.

The A142, where it crosses and passes under the railway line at Ely, will be partially shut on the weekend of January 23-26, then fully closed from January 30-February 2.

The closure is being planned by Anglian Water alongside the local highways agency to allow a £400,000 sewer replacement scheme to be completed.

Emma Staples, of Anglian Water, said: “This work has been extensively planned to minimise disruption wherever possible while we replace this stretch of sewer, which has burst several times recently.

“Our teams of engineers will be working round the clock over both weekends to ensure work is completed on schedule.

“We hope people will understand why this work is so essential, however, we also appreciate that it will be inconvenient.”

From 7pm on January 23 until 6am on January 26 the underpass beneath the railway line will be closed. Traffic will still be able to use the A142 as normal although all vehicles will need to use the level crossing which is used by larger vehicles.

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The following weekend, from January 30 at 7pm until February 2 at 6am both the underpass and level crossing will be closed to all vehicles.

More detailed information, including full diversion routes, will be available ahead of work starting.