MAKE DO AND MEND: CHANGING ROAD PRIORITIES. CAMBRIDGE BYPASSES MARCH ON. BYPASSING CROMWELL'S FOOTSTEPS

The phasing out of the 16 road construction unit sub-units will lead to a different strategy towards future road construction. It is predicted that local by-pass and upgrading schemes will take preference over large-scale trunk road projects; a high priority should be given to providing better road access to the country's eight main port areas. Two by-pass schemes in cambridgeshire, at March and St Ives, are described in detail. The main purpose of the March scheme is to assist in the industrial growth in the area. The author describes the design and construction of the embankments and the safety factors used. The main feature of the St Ives by-pass, a 470 M long viaduct crossing the flood plain of the river ouse, is described. The slim deck design gives an overall low profile to blend with the surrounding flat landscape. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hermansson, A
    • Tengvald, E
    • Scalia-tomba, G-P
  • Publication Date: 1980-3-27

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  • Accession Number: 00319275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM