Kingsway and Cauldwell Street traffic light upgrade begins next week

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A well-known traffic hotspot is the next in line to receive an upgrade as work begins at the junction of Kingsway and Cauldwell Street next week.

Beginning week commencing 5 October, and as part of the £18m Transporting Bedford project, works will begin to upgrade the traffic lights at this junction.

Alongside other traffic light upgrades throughout the town, the latest project will help to improve traffic flow at the junction and around the wider town centre, making it easier for residents, visitors and commuters to get around.

Over four weeks, these works at the Kingsway and Cauldwell Street junction will see equipment and software put in place to improve the detection and control of traffic, along with new signal heads, re-wiring, and some pavement works at the crossing points.

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Transport said, “These traffic light upgrades across Bedford will together have an impact on Bedford’s traffic and help to ease congestion.

“By installing traffic light junctions with the latest technology, they will operate more efficiently, reduce congestion, and improve journey times.

“There will be temporary traffic lights in place during these works at the Kingsway and Cauldwell Street junction, with occasional lane closures required to install traffic detection equipment.

“Thank you for your patience as we carry out these works, which will bring improvements to Bedford’s roads for the future.”

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