A6 to close overnight for two weeks from 8pm to 6am under Western Bypass project

Bedford Western bypass aerial view.
Bedford Western bypass aerial view.

The last planned major road closures taking place for the Western Bypass project are on the horizon.

The final section of the bypass will complete a link all the way from the A421 south of Bedford to the A6 heading north of the town, and will divert traffic away from the town centre when it opens.

Workmen on the Western Bypass.

Workmen on the Western Bypass.

These last major road closures will affect road users of the A6 north of Bedford and mark a major milestone in the project, which is currently on track to be delivered on time in the first half of 2016.

The road closures along Paula Radcliffe Way and Clapham Road will take place overnight for 15 days at the location, from 8pm until 6am between Monday, July 20 to Saturday, August 8.

Diversion signs will be in place.

Mayor of Bedford Borough Dave Hodgson said “I am very pleased that the Western Bypass Project is being delivered on time and in budget, and that these last major road closures will soon be over.

“Thank you to residents and road users who have been patient despite the disruption whilst the works have taken place along the route. Rest assured, the closures will soon be over and out of the way, as progress towards completion of this crucial project continues apace.”

For more information on the road closures, including diversion routes, visit www.bedford.gov.uk/westernbypassand select ‘Traffic Updates’.