Shocking! Electricity cable to prevent £36 million Ely Southern bypass from opening on time
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Work is progressing on the Ely Southern bypass – but a high voltage electricity cable will prevent it from opening on time.
According to a Cambridgeshire County Council spokesman, work to move the cable is “taking longer than expected” and the £36 million road will now open later in the summer of next year, instead of springtime as originally planned.
The new route is being built to remove the need for heavy goods vehicles to use the railway level cross and avoid an accident-prone low bridge.
Councillor Ian Bates, chairman of the county council’s economy and environment committee, said: “There is no doubt Ely Southern Bypass will improve transport in the area and I fully recognise the desire to get it open as soon as possible.
“The project team is working to quickly and safely resolve any issues that arise with a project of this complexity.
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“Moving this major electricity supply is challenging work as it affects both electricity supplies and the railway.”
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