Cambridgeshire King’s Dyke project reaches milestone

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has reached a milestone ahead of schedule on a £32m transport scheme in Cambridgeshire.

The business has completed the first section of earthworks to the south of the railway line at the King’s Dyke level crossing project. 

The early delivery of the embankment, which the road will sit on, removes risk from adverse weather in the winter months delaying the works and the overall programme timetable. 

Jones Bros was appointed by Cambridgeshire County Council and started on site in July. The civil engineering contractor will now turn its attention to constructing the two main structures, the bridge over the railway line and Star Pit, as well as the underpass, which will continue the private access to Star Pit. 

The scheme, which includes a new road and bridge over the Ely to Peterborough railway line, is due open to traffic by December 2022. The level crossing will be permanently closed as part of the scheme. 

Jones Bros construction manager Rhydian Hafal said: “Completing this element of the project two months early is a huge success for the workforce. 

“The winter months always come with a risk of bad weather that can delay projects, so for the team to achieve this milestone is fantastic.”

Cambridgeshire County Council Highways and Transport Committee Chairman, Cllr Ian Bates, added: “Achieving this key milestone in the project two months early and ahead of winter is great news.  Jones Bros are progressing well with this much-needed project and remain on track for the new road and bridge to open to traffic by December 2022.”

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