Viaduct scheme backed by Cambridgeshire County Council

Plans for a £28m road and viaduct scheme to help ease congestion at a level crossing in Ely have been backed by councillors.

Cambridgeshire County Council's cabinet gave the go-ahead to draw up plans for the A142.

A council report backed the road and the 33ft (10m)-high viaduct over river and rail lines, despite concerns it would damage wildlife sites.

The report said funding options are being considered.

It says 81% of people who responded to a consultation exercise backed the new road and 500m (1,600ft) long viaduct which will span the railway line and River Great Ouse.

The aim is to make the road safer and decrease congestion in the Ely Station area.

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