Lane closure A6 Paula Radcliffe Way/Clapham Road into Bedford starts on Monday 19 October By Kirill AdobeStock_172838052

Lane closed from A6 Paula Radcliffe Way roundabout to Clapham Road

Cadent Gas is carrying out essential works to divert gas services that will see a lane closure from the A6 Paula Radcliffe Way roundabout to Clapham Road.

This will see one lane closed travelling southeast into Bedford past Sainsbury’s from 10am. This lane will be reopened by the middle of December, at the latest.

This is part of wider works to help ease congestion as part of the A6 Northern Gateway. As part of the wider Transporting Bedford project, work on roads and junctions has been carried out across the town, which the council said will improve congestion and road safety.

Cllr Charles Royden, portfolio holder for Highways, said:

“There is expected to be significant disruption in the area while these Cadent Gas diversion works are taking place. Please avoid the area if possible.

“These works were not expected to take place until later in the year, but Cadent Gas have agreed to start them earlier than previously expected. This will allow us to complete the overall scheme more quickly.

“We know these works are intrusive and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. They are part of a project to make vital improvements to our road network for the long term future.”

Transporting Bedford is an £18million project to tackle congestion hotspots in Bedford. It is funded by both Bedford Borough Council and £15.5M funding from the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), through the Local Growth Fund and represents the largest ever investment in Bedford’s roads.