More anguish for motorists as A422 near Bromham to close for two weeks in August


Commuters using the A422 will have to take an alternative route to and from work in August as Milton Keynes Council (MKC) are closing it for two weeks.

The closure between Chicheley roundabout and its junction with the A428 at Bromham will be in place 24 hours a day from 5 August.

It’s so Milton Keynes Council can :

  • Make structural and waterproofing improvements and repairs to Swans River Bridge
  • Resurface the highway on behalf of Bedford Borough Council, who are funding this part of the works

Diversions will take motorists up the A428 from Bromham to Olney and across the A509 towards Newport Pagnell.

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Transport at Bedford Borough Council, who have also been criticised for the timing of several major roadworks projects of their own over the next few months said: “It is unfortunate that these works are being carried out at the same time as Network Rail’s Bromham Rd Bridge closure.

“As MKC are having to carry out these highway improvement works at this time, we have worked with them to ensure necessary resurfacing works on our stretch of this road are also completed, minimising disruption to local residents.

“Please keep an eye out for information from both MKC and Bedford Borough Council with details about this project.”

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