The Upper Orwell Crossings

Suffolk County Council's proposals and updates about the Upper Orwell Crossings near Ipswich town centre and waterfront.

UpdatesDate

Independent review of Upper Orwell Crossings costs published

1 October 2018

The future of the Upper Orwell Crossings project - cabinet papers (Committees Minutes website)

1 October 2018

County Council leader launches review of Upper Orwell Crossing costs

31 July 2018

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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 to sign up for updates

Telephone: 0345 603 1842, open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6pm

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Upper Orwell Crossings plans and updates

Q&As, updates and background information for residents and businesses about the proposals for the Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich.

Upper Orwell Crossings 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 appendices

List of appendices documents for the Upper Orwell Crossings proposals.