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  • Upper Orwell Crossings Focus Group May 2018 July 18, 2018
    Suffolk County Council has recently published online the report for the May 2018 Focus Group. 3. Workshop feedback 3.1 Objectives for session Across the three sessions, participants gave the following objectives for their attendance. Some were very specific to an area or issue, and some were more general across the project. Those objectives are summarised […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: 3000 Land Interest Questionnaires July 17, 2018
    Suffolk County Council has emailed everyone on their mailing list with details about sending 3000 Land Interest Questionnaires out in relation to the Upper Orwell Crossings vanity bridge project. Three thousand!!! We would like to notify you all that, as part of the work we are doing in preparation for the Development Consent Order consent […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Station Street unsuitable June 25, 2018
    Is Station Street (and neighbouring roads) suitable for the Upper Orwell Crossings? In a one word answer: No. Station Street is a residential road on a hill which cuts through Over Stoke in Bridge Ward - residents already have a life expectancy around 5 years below the rest of Ipswich and currently only sees moderate […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Nacton Road unsuitable June 25, 2018
    Is Nacton Road suitable for the Upper Orwell Crossings? In a one word answer: No. Nacton Road begins in the north as a 30 mph HGV restricted road (7.5t limit except access) with 20 mph school safety zone, is connected to Landseer Road through a small roundabout not fit for purpose, continues to arguably Ipswich's […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: revised post-evaluation bid win for Fosters June 24, 2018
    Fosters + Partners dropped their bid from around £1.4 million to £845,000 post-evaluation, Suffolk County Council sought financial clarifications... one teams fee information is leaked, which allowed Fosters to revise their bid to secure the contract under the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (which basically means cheapest... Fosters were never going to be cheapest!) Funny enough […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Landseer Road unsuitable June 23, 2018
    Is Landseer Road suitable for the Upper Orwell Crossings? In a one word answer: No. Landseer Road/Nacton Road/Rands Way roundabout is unsuitable to handle the anticipated levels of traffic. Attempts to install traffic lights here and close off Rands Way were defeated earlier in the year. Landseer Road has a number of steep inclines - […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Wherstead Road unsuitable June 23, 2018
    Is Wherstead Road and neighbouring streets suitable for the Upper Orwell Crossings? In a one word answer: No. Wherstead A14 J56 is unsuitable to carry any more additional traffic as it is overcapacity at peak times already Single carriageway for the majority of the route between A14 and Bridge Street. Two lane from Bourne Bridge […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Cliff Lane unsuitable June 21, 2018
    Is Cliff Lane suitable for the Upper Orwell Crossings? In a short one word answer: No. Cliff Lane is a steep hill (slower traffic uphill, faster traffic downhill) The eastern end splits into 4 directions - straight on and left to Nacton Road (via Clapgate Lane), far right into Clapgate Lane (south) which has a […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Possible Cliff Lane west remodelling June 20, 2018
    If the Upper Orwell Crossings are going ahead they will need to sort out both ends of Cliff Lane with mitigation along it. This article focuses on the western end near Landseer Road and Holywells Road. ;
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Possible Cliff Lane east remodelling June 20, 2018
    If the Upper Orwell Crossings are going ahead they will need to sort out both ends of Cliff Lane with mitigation along it. This article focuses on the eastern end near Nacton Road and Clapgate Lane.
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Measures for Success June 11, 2018
    A Technical Note titled Measures for Success for the Upper Orwell Crossings from December 2015. Makes absolutely no mention of the Orwell Bridge and A14 junction load reduction, reducing congestion in neighbouring roads, improving journey times at peak periods or cost savings from less traffic jams in any of the KPIs. INTRODUCTION This note is […]
  • Will the Upper Orwell Crossings reduce life expectancy? June 10, 2018
    Serious question. Will the Upper Orwell Crossings reduce life expectancy? Bridge Ward already has a life expectancy around 5 years less than the Ipswich average. One of the commonly quoted reason for such Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full Ipswich Community forum and […]
  • Liz Harsant and the Upper Orwell Crossings June 4, 2018
    Is Liz Harsant for or against the Upper Orwell Crossings? I am unsure. Has Liz had a change of heart? The December 2017 edition of the magazine Waterfront Life had her support for Travel Ipswich and support for the Upper Orwell Crossings for "inward investment" and making travel so much easier. Everyone in Ipswich knows […]
  • Have we already seen the Upper Orwell Crossing bridge design? June 2, 2018
    What if we have already seen the Upper Orwell Crossing bridge design? Promoted as the public release of the bridge alignment... actually it was already known and published to the public 2 years previously, in the Ipswich Wet Dock Crossing: Option Assessment Report by Kier/WSP. Yes, back then it wasn't called the Upper Orwell Crossings! […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings latest cost estimate £130m May 30, 2018
    Suffolk County Council has recently published a build tender with value of (up to) £108 million pounds. They had recently also stressed the total cost will be around £97 million during this months consultation events which is highly unlikely when the architect is due around £5 million in fees and the build tender is worth […]
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  • Concerns over Upper Orwell Crossing impact on Cliff Lane escalates June 10, 2018
    Concerns over Upper Orwell Crossing impact on Cliff Lane escalates. Nearly 100% of homeowners in Cliff Lane, Ipswich, who attended a recent meeting over the Upper Orwell Crossings have said they do not want to see the bridge go ahead. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to […]
  • £90m Upper Orwell Crossings construction tender May 30, 2018
    Suffolk County Council is seeking contractors for the construction of Bridge A, Bridge B and Bridge C. The Upper Orwell Crossings ECI and Build Reference number: CD1159 Contract Start : 02 January 2019 Contract End : 31 December 2023 The Upper Orwell Crossings project is a major bridges infrastructure project located in the centre of […]
  • Orwell Crossing logistics park gets go-ahead with promise of 1,500 jobs May 28, 2018
    Orwell Crossing logistics park gets go-ahead with promise of 1,500 jobs. Community leaders have given the go-ahead for a new business park on the edge of Ipswich which will bring major benefits for Britain’s top container port and create up to 1,500 jobs. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings project is dead in the water May 23, 2018
    Yesterday's Upper Orwell Crossings consultation reveals major flaws. Competition design is impossible, the separate pedestrian and cycle deck has been shelved. Cliff Lane will see triple traffic and traffic lights installed. Middle roundabout in Hawes Street will be replaced with traffic lights as the road network cannot handle the demand the bridge will bring... Upper […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Campaigners warn of traffic surge May 12, 2018
    Campaigners say Ipswich will become major thoroughfare with the building of three bridges. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full Ipswich Community forum and to reply to topics. Registration is free and we respect your privacy. Log in or register now. on BBC News […]
  • More chances for people from Ipswich to learn about Orwell Crossings April 27, 2018
    More chances for people from Ipswich to learn about Orwell Crossings. Ipswich Residents will have two further chances to find out more about plans for three new bridges over the River Orwell at two drop-in sessions next month. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the […]
  • Growing logistics firm celebrates move to new lorry park site at Ipswich’s Orwell Crossing April 24, 2018
    Growing logistics firm celebrates move to new lorry park site at Ipswich’s Orwell Crossing. A Suffolk logistics firm is celebrating a move to a new UK office and lorry park. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full Ipswich Community forum and to reply to […]
  • Plans lodged for Starbucks at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park on A14 near Nacton April 7, 2018
    Plans lodged for Starbucks at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park on A14 near Nacton. The Orwell Crossing services on the A14 near Ipswich could get a new drive-through Starbucks after plans were lodged by developers – and long term plans aim to establish a petrol station there too. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich […]
  • Fire services dash to coach blaze at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park in Nacton March 31, 2018
    Fire services dash to coach blaze at Orwell Crossing Lorry Park in Nacton. Emergency services were called to the Orwell Crossing Lorry Park in Nacton this morning after a holiday coach went up in flames following an electrical fault. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings display sparks interest at Ipswich’s Dance East March 6, 2018
    Upper Orwell Crossings display sparks interest at Ipswich’s Dance East. Scores of people turned out to discover more about the plans for the new Upper Orwell Crossings which went on display at Dance East in Ipswich yesterday. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full […]
  • County shows off route for proposed Ipswich Upper Orwell Crossings February 28, 2018
    County shows off route for proposed Ipswich Upper Orwell Crossings. The possible alignments for the new Upper Orwell Crossings in Ipswich have been published – including a long opening bridge between  Wherstead Road and Landseer Road. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full Ipswich […]
  • Upper Orwell Crossings: Ipswich project moves forward February 26, 2018
    Suffolk County Council reveals how three bridges over the Upper Orwell will look. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view the full Ipswich Community forum and to reply to topics. Registration is free and we respect your privacy. Log in or register now. on BBC News […]
  • Other options for Orwell crossing dismissed as bridge plans developed January 22, 2018
    Other options for Orwell crossing dismissed as bridge plans developed. Building the Orwell Bridge was only one of three options considered when an Ipswich by-pass was first seriously considered in the 1970s, the former chief executive of Suffolk County Council has revealed. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 […]
  • Other options for Orwell crossing dismissed as bridge plans developed January 22, 2018
    Other options for Orwell crossing dismissed as bridge plans developed. Building the Orwell Bridge was only one of three options considered when an Ipswich by-pass was first seriously considered in the 1970s, the former chief executive of Suffolk County Council has revealed. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 […]
  • Could a new business park be created near Orwell Crossing on A14? January 3, 2018
    Could a new business park be created near Orwell Crossing on A14?. A proposal to build a new business park on the outskirts of Ipswich is set to be discussed by Suffolk Coastal planners over the next two months. Only IPSWI Members can view links. Greater Ipswich residents can register in 60 seconds to view […]