Busy Bedford road to be resurfaced despite coronavirus lockdown

Church Lane Queen's Drive junction
The Church Lane/Queens Drive junction will be included in the resurfacing work. Image: Google, Streetview (May 2019)

A busy Bedford road will still get a much-needed resurfacing despite the current government restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Church Lane in Goldington, Bedford is a vital route through the town and also features a busy shopping hub.

There were concerns resurfacing due to take place on Church Lane, the junction with Queens Drive and parts of Queens Drive would not go ahead.

But, works will now go ahead after Council highways engineers devised a programme that avoids a 24-hour closure and complies with government lockdown guidelines.

Church Lane resurfacing planGoldington Ward Councillors Christine McHugh and Tim Caswell (Lib Dem) said: “This is excellent news for local residents and all road users.

“Church Lane is a key route and it is vital that it is in a good, safe condition.

“That’s why we’ve requested these works and we’re delighted that they are able to go ahead, with contractors able to work safely and get this important work done.”

The works will start on Monday 27 April and are programmed to take 14 working days, with a road closure in place from 8am to 6pm.

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