Bedford Borough Council has announced the commencement of crucial road works on the A428 through Turvey, aimed at improving local road surfaces while addressing local flooding issues.
Phase one of the project will begin on Monday 18 of September and continue until Friday 13 of October. During this period, there will be a full road closure, 24 hours per day, to facilitate the installation of a drainage pipe between the Bedford Borough Council’s boundary and Newton Lane. This will effectively address local flooding, minimising disruptions caused by adverse weather conditions and ensuring a safer and more reliable commute for all road users. During this phase of the scheme a shuttle service will run between, Turvey, Lavendon and Olney, further details will be announced nearer the time.
Following the completion of phase one, phase two will commence on Monday 16 of October and conclude on Friday 3 of November. During this phase, there will be a full road closure from 8pm to 6am, between the Bedford Borough Council’s boundary and Jack’s Lane, allowing for the resurfacing of the road.
Councillor Jim Weir, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Highways and Transport, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming road works, saying, "These essential works on the A428 will not only address local flooding concerns but also provide a much-needed boost to our road infrastructure. We are committed to improving the travel experience for our residents and visitors, and these works demonstrate our dedication to achieving that goal.
“Bedford Borough Council would like to emphasise that these roadworks are a crucial investment in the community's future. While we understand that the road closures may cause some inconvenience, we assure you that every effort has been made to minimise disruption during the construction period.”
During the road closures, alternative transport will be available, upon request, and additional traffic management measures will be implemented to ensure a smooth traffic flow and minimise any potential inconvenience caused by the works. We will also be working with Stagecoach to ensure there are solutions for local bus users.
We kindly request all road users plan their journeys, allow for additional travel time, and follow the diversion routes as indicated. By working together and accommodating these necessary improvements, we can build a stronger and more resilient transportation network for Bedford Borough.