Flooding issues addressed during A428 Turvey road improvements

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Road closed diversion

The A428 through Turvey will be closed from Monday (18 September) until Friday, 13 October for vital roadworks aimed at improving local road surfaces while addressing local flooding issues.

The first phase will see the installation of a drainage pipe between the Bedford Borough Council’s boundary and Newton Lane to effectively address local flooding, minimising disruptions caused by adverse weather conditions and ensuring a safer and more reliable commute for all road users.

During this phase of the scheme a shuttle service will run between, Turvey, Lavendon and Olney, with further details to be announced.

The second phase will begin on Monday, 16 October and will see overnight road closures from 8pm – 6am between the Bedford Borough Council’s boundary and Jack’s Lane, allowing for the resurfacing of the road. This will conclude on Friday, 3 November.

Councillor Jim Weir, portfolio holder for environment, highways and transport, said: “These essential works on the A428 will not only address local flooding concerns but also provide a much-needed boost to our road infrastructure.

“We are committed to improving the travel experience for our residents and visitors, and these works demonstrate our dedication to achieving that goal.

“Bedford Borough Council would like to emphasise that these roadworks are a crucial investment in the community’s future. While we understand that the road closures may cause some inconvenience, we assure you that every effort has been made to minimise disruption during the construction period.”

During the road closures, alternative transport will be available, upon request, and additional traffic management measures will be implemented to ensure a smooth traffic flow and minimise any potential inconvenience caused by the works.

In a statement, Bedford Borough Council said: “We will also be working with Stagecoach to ensure there are solutions for local bus users.

“We kindly request all road users plan their journeys, allow for additional travel time, and follow the diversion routes as indicated. By working together and accommodating these necessary improvements, we can build a stronger and more resilient transportation network for Bedford Borough.”

For further updates and information regarding the A428 road works, please visit bedford.gov.uk/roadworks.