The Upper Orwell Crossings

Suffolk County Council is proposing three new River Orwell crossings close to Ipswich town centre. Find out more about the proposal.

Announced Friday 10 March 2017: Foster + Partners selected as Architectural Team to join the Upper Orwell Crossings Project, Ipswich

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Introducing the Upper Orwell Crossings

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).

Upper Orwell Crossings Public Consultation Round one findings report

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Published November 2016.

Community updates

Latest community updates relating to the Upper Orwell Crossings proposals.

Watch the virtual fly-through

You can see where the proposed crossings would be located by watching the video below. On the project proposal page you can find a video showing the projected effect on journey times.

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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 Crossings community updates

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

Upper Orwell Crossings consultation round one findings report

Round one findings report of consultation the Upper Orwell Crossings; July to August 2016.