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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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.
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 A||Crossing B||Crossing 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).