The A422 road between Milton Keynes and Bedford to be closed for two weeks in August Image by Kirill AdobeStock_172838052

A422 between Milton Keynes and Bedford to be closed for two weeks in August

Milton Keynes Council (MKC) will be carrying out significant highway improvement works and will be closing the A422 between Chicheley roundabout and its junction with the A428 at Bromham.

The closure will be in place 24 hours a day while works take place between 5 August and 18 August. The road should reopen 19 August.

The works will include:

  • ‘Significant’ structural and waterproofing to Swans River Bridge, which requires closure across the whole carriageway
  • Highway resurfacing. Some of this work is being completed on behalf of Bedford Borough Council, Bedford are funding this part of the works

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

There will be a wide range of communications circulated by MKC in advance and during the closure to local residents.

Cllr Charles Royden, portfolio holder for Transport at Bedford Borough Council 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.”

For more information on this road closure visit: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk

For updates on roadworks in Bedford Borough you can sign up to a bulletin service at www.bedford.gov.uk/stayconnected.