Bedford Borough Council has begun works to help manage congestion on Manton Lane, Bedford as part of the Transporting Bedford 2020 project.
Manton Lane is a well-known congestion hotspot, not just for those who live in Bedford but also for those who travel via the A6 into the north of the town. To help tackle this, major works are being carried out over the summer.
From 30th July to the end of August, preparatory works are being carried out at the entrance to Bedford Modern School. During the works, temporary traffic lights will be put in place and working hours will be maximised to minimise disruption caused.
Resurfacing works will also be carried out as part of this project with Manton Lane from the Turner Way junction going south, and Brickhill Drive from Kestrel Road to the Manton lane traffic signals to be resurfaced. There will be overnight road closures in place from 8pm-6am, with these works set to be completed by night of 7th September.
Mayor Dave Hodgson said “Through Transporting Bedford 2020 we are investing £18million in our roads to help reduce congestion and deliver real improvements for road users. These works are just the beginning, with more changes planned for the Manton Lane/Clapham Road junction later this financial year.”
“This is the biggest ever investment in Bedford’s roads, and will deliver improved journey times, improved safety for all roads users, and a boost to our local economy.”
This investment follows a successful bid for funding from the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), through their Local Growth Fund.
To find out more about Transporting Bedford 2020, please visit www.bedford.gov.uk/transportingbedford2020