Two weeks’ of diversions for last major road closures for Western Bypass construction

Western Bypass under construction
Western Bypass under construction

The last planned major road closures taking place for the Western Bypass have been announced as the project remains on track to be completed in the first half of next year.

Traffic on the A6 north of the town will be affected as Paula Radcliffe Way and Clapham Road will be closed overnight for 15 days, from 8pm until 6am between Monday, July 20 until Saturday, August 8.

Diversion signs will be in place directing traffic away from the area during the closures so minimal disruption is experienced while final resurfacing works take place.

The final section of the bypass will complete a link 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.

Bedford Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “I am very pleased the Western Bypass Project is being delivered on time and in budget, and 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, please visit and select ‘Traffic Updates.’