The Upper Orwell Crossings

About Suffolk County Council's proposal for three new River Orwell crossings close to Ipswich town centre and waterfront.

Ipswich drop-in events: May 2018

The team leading the Upper Orwell Crossings project are hosting two drop-in events in Ipswich this month.

Between 4pm and 8pm on 17 May, the team will be at the Scout Hall off Cliff Lane, IP3 0PE and on 23 May the team will be present in St Marys at Stoke Church Hall, IP2 8BX, from 4pm to 8pm.

These events will give you the chance to discuss the project, the preferred alignments and meet the team delivering the three crossings.

You can sign up to receive updates on the Upper Orwell Crossings project by emailing upperorwellcrossings@suffolk.gov.uk.

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UpdatesDate
Fourth progress report on Upper Orwell Crossings ground investigations published 23 March 2018
Third progress report on Upper Orwell Crossings ground investigations 7 March 2018
Alignments of Ipswich’s Upper Orwell Crossings unveiled 26 February 2018
Second update on Upper Orwell Crossings ground investigation works published 20 February 2018
First update on Upper Orwell Crossings ground investigation works published 13 February 2018
Business leaders visit site of Upper Orwell Crossings ground investigations 5 February 2018

See all previous updates.

Upper Orwell Crossing Progress Timeline

The Secretary of State for Transport gave direction for the Upper Orwell Crossings to be a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and it is them who will decide on whether it gets consent.

The process for such a project, and how it differs from an ordinary planning application, is explained on the National Infrastructure Planning website, along with information on how to have your say.


The Upper Orwell Crossings proposals

The Upper Orwell Crossings (formally known as Ipswich Wet Dock Crossing) would include all of the following three bridges:

Crossing ACrossing BCrossing C
A new road crossing to the south of the Wet Dock Island, which would connect the east and west banks. This crossing would be for all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. A new road crossing of the New Cut, which would connect the west bank to the Wet Dock Island. This crossing would be for all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.  An improved crossing over the Prince Philip Lock, which would connect the east bank to the Wet Dock Island. This crossing would be for cyclists and pedestrians only.

Provisional funding has been allocated for all three crossings (A, B and C).

Read the Upper Orwell Crossing proposals in full

Contact details

Email: UpperOrwellCrossings@suffolk.gov.uk

Telephone: 0345 603 1842 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm)

All pages in this section

Upper Orwell Crossings proposal

Read about the proposal, including the background, potential benefits and how the impact would be managed.

Upper Orwell Crossings appendices

List of appendices documents for the Upper Orwell Crossings proposals.

Upper Orwell Crossings Q&A

Answers to questions relating to the Upper Orwell Crossings proposal.

Upper Orwell Crossing ground investigations

About the ground investigations starting on 15 January 2018 in the River Orwell, Ipswich to inform the design of the Upper Orwell Crossings.

Upper Orwell Crossings updates

Community updates, news and planning applications for the Upper Orwell Crossings proposals in Ipswich.

Upper Orwell Crossings documents

List of all documents relating to the Upper Orwell Crossings proposals.