Reminder to seek alternative routes as Bromham Road Bridge closure begins on Monday 4 March

Bromham Road Bridge before...

Drivers are reminded that Network Rail’s major works on Bromham Road Bridge will commence on Monday 4 March 2019, with a vehicle diversion via Clapham Road.

Network Rail is closing the bridge to traffic leaving the town to allow utilities running through the bridge to be removed and relocated ahead of the structure being demolished and reconstructed.

The work, which may not be complete until 2020, is part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade to electrify the line from London to Kettering and Corby via Bedford.

As of Monday, 4 March, there will be a partial closure of the A4280 over the bridge.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use a temporary bridge throughout the work, but drivers will be able diverted.

A Bedford Borough Council Spokesperson said: “Bromham Road Bridge is a busy thoroughfare and one of the main access routes in and out of Bedford.

“We would urge drivers to seek alternative routes wherever possible and to allow more time for your journey in order to help minimise any disruption and delay.”

You can find out more about the planned work on Bromham Road Bridge by visiting the Network Rail website at, or calling the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

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