Council to spend millions on improving Borough’s roads

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Mayor Dave Hodgson

Bedford Borough Council will invest millions of pounds into road improvements.

Mayor Dave Hodgson announced the funding as part of the new ‘Capital Scheme bids’. Funding will cover concreting, a new drainage system and resurfacing roads.

The Mayor said: “These projects will make major improvements to parts of our road network. The investment forms part of next year’s council Budget that places the needs of residents at the heart of spending decisions. Improving infrastructure and accessibility for residents is vital in driving prosperity across the Borough.”

Concreting maintenance work will focus on Thurleigh Road, Milton Ernest, and Milton Road, Thurleigh. These are two of the most damaged and heavily used roads in the Borough.

A new drainage system will provide flooding protection for Halsey Road, Kempston.

Resurfacing will take place on Murdock Road, improving access to the industrial estate.

Projects will benefit residents by reducing the impact of damaged roads on vehicles. They will also reduce the likelihood of flooding.

Councillor Charles Royden, portfolio holder for Transport and Environment, said it was ‘fantastic the council has been able to fund these projects despite the lack of proper funding by central government.’ He asked residents to be patient while work was completed.

Have your say on next year’s Budget (including these road improvement investments) visit here.

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