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Cambridgeshire borrows to cover jump in cost of Ely Southern Bypass


Andrew Forster
27 April 2018

The construction cost of the Ely Southern Bypass in Cambridgeshire has exceeded the target cost by almost 40 per cent, the county council has revealed. 

The 1.7-mileroad, expected to open in October, had been costed at £36m, a figure that included option development, design, procurement, construction, land and statutory undertaker costs. But the council says the outturn cost is likely to be £49m (26 per cent higher).

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