Advance warning for overnight closures on Ampthill Road as resurfacing works to take place

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The section of Ampthill Road between the junction for Morrisons and Elstow Road will be closed for resurfacing

Drivers are being given advance warning that a section of Ampthill Road will be closed overnight between Monday 4 and Monday 18 October while resurfacing works take place.

Starting next week, the road will be closed from 8pm until 6am to enable works to be carried out between Westville Road (Morrisons/Aldi) and Elstow Road.

There will be a diversion in place via A5134 West End, A5134 Progress Way, A5134 Mile Road and A600 London Road and vice versa.

Improvement works taking place on Ampthill Road include widening the road, creating a second northbound lane between Elstow Road and Britannia Road for buses and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, and improving provision for vehicles turning right into side roads off Ampthill Road – helping traffic flow better and easing congestion.

Alongside this, traffic signals are being improved along the route and new electronic message signs and average speed cameras are installed.

Cllr Charles Royden, portfolio holder for highways, said: “So far we have been able to keep this road open through these major improvement works.

“Now with a large stretch of the road set to be resurfaced, we will need to close it overnight to allow the crews to carry out their works safely and efficiently.

“We apologies for any inconvenience caused during this closure- we have worked to keep it to overnight closures only between 8pm to 6am to minimise the disruption on this busy route into the town.

“With the southern section of the works is coming to completion, the works will move north towards Britannia Road and we are on schedule for these work to complete early next year.”

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