Highways England invests £114million to improve roads including Black Cat roundabout in Bedfordshire

Work will be completed by September

Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 5:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 5:23 pm

The Black Cat roundabout, the A1 and the A421 are just some of the roads in the county to get a shot in the arm from Highways England.

As part of a multi-million-pound scheme, improvements will be made to the region’s roads, pavements and bridges over the next 12 months.

But in Bedfordshire, Highways England promises to have all work completed by September.

The Black Cat roundabout (Google)

In total, the government-owned company will invest more than £114million into 150 schemes across Norfolk, Sussex, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire, as well as Bedfordshire.

Highways England’s regional director for the East of England, Martin Fellows, said: “Keeping our roads in good condition is essential for safety and in ensuring the reliability of journeys for drivers. This multi-million-pound investment will help keep journeys on our motorways and A roads flowing and reduce the risk of unplanned, disruptive maintenance.”

The schemes include:

A421 Black Cat roundabout to Renhold – resurfacing, renewal of faded road markings and studs. Currently ongoing until 21 August 2020.

A421 Eastbound March Leys to A4280 – renewal of faded road markings

A421 Westbound A4280 to Marsh Leys - renewal of faded road markings

A1 Northbound Wyboston Slips - renewal of skid resistance surfacing

A1 / A428 Wyboston Junction – renewal of faded road markings