Further roadworks on the A6 South of Bedford image by Kirill AdobeStock_172838052

Following a project to rebuild a stretch of the A6 past Wilstead last year, Bedford Borough Council has now started additional works to this main road just south of Bedford.

The three roundabouts south of the A421 on the A6 are being completely resurfaced throughout February. These works are being carried out overnight only to minimise disruption.

Each roundabout will be resurfaced in isolation to avoid unnecessary disruption and diversion routes are in place while the work is being carried out.

The Wilstead Road, Elstow roundabout is being resurfaced first (programmed to be completed by 10 February). Followed by the Bedford Road, Wilstead/Southern Cross roundabout (to be completed by 16 February) and finally The Causeway, Wixams roundabout.

Cllr Charles Royden, portfolio holder for Highways and Transport, said:

“A major project saw us completely rebuild a stretch of the A6 further south which had started to collapse.

“These works further north are making improvements to more of this busy route into Bedford Borough, resurfacing these three roundabouts. Thank you to road users and local residents for their patience as we carry out these works.”

All works are programmed to be completed by the end of February.

These roundabouts will be closed from 8pm to 6am on the relevant nights. Signed diversions are in place and the Council said that Wixams residents will be able to access the village throughout this time.