The closure from Eagle Farm Roundabout to Junction 13 of the M1, was originally set for Friday May 17 to Monday May 20.
This is to allow the Cranfield Road bridge to be demolished.
Central Bedfordshire Council have reminded drivers that the Cranfield Road bridge was closed this Monday.
The bridge will remain closed for up to 12 months whilst the existing bridge is demolished, and a replacement permanent road bridge is constructed.
A spokesman said: "The route 51 cycle route is also diverted. The council apologises for any inconvenience caused, and we thank you for your patience during the roadworks. Sign up for email alerts at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/a421