Contract awarded for new £17 million King's Dyke bypass in Whittlesey

A contract has been awarded for a new bypass to replace the King's Dyke level crossing in Whittlesey.

Wednesday, 16th August 2017, 2:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:33 am
A barrier failure at Kings Dyke level crossing caused tailbacks on the A605, almost as far back as Stanground ENGEMN00120121220103106

The long awaited £17 million scheme will see the bypass connect to the A605 with roundabouts at Funthams Lane and the brick works.

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Currently, the level crossing closes on a regular basis, causing delays to motorists.

A Cambridgeshire County Council spokesperson said: “It was agreed on Thursday, August 10 at the Economy and Environment Committee to approve the award of a design and construction contract to the preferred bidder.

“We will be letting residents know further details when we have reached a point of signing contracts and are able to comment publicly.”