Bromham Road bridge closure 4 March Image: Network Rail

The work is part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade

With Network Rail’s major works on Bromham Road Bridge commencing on Monday 4 March 2019, Bedford Borough Council is reminding residents to find alternative transport routes.

There will be a partial closure of the A4280 over the bridge which will be supported by a vehicle diversion via Clapham Road. The partial closure is to allow utilities running through the bridge to be removed and relocated.

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work.

This is ahead of the structure being demolished and reconstructed.

The height of Bromham Road Bridge need to be raised to provide a safe distance for overhead line equipment to pass beneath it.

This equipment is needed to electrify the line between Bedford, Kettering and Corby as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

The higher bridge is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

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 www.nr.co.uk/bromham, or calling the Network Rail National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.