Works Begin On Manton Lane

Improvement works are set to begin on Manton Lane, as part of Transporting Bedford 2020; a £18 million project to cut traffic congestion and improve journeys across the town.

Published on: 18/4/19, 9:37 am


The latest phase involves the work on Manton Lane and from 23rd April, works will start to:

-          Make improvements to the operation of the existing traffic signals at the junction of Brickhill Drive/Manton Lane

-          Install three-way traffic lights at the junction with Bedford Modern School

-          Widen the road to ease the flow of traffic on Manton Lane

During term time, works will be restricted to between 9.30am-3.30pm which will be extended during the school holidays to 8am-6pm. This phase of works is expected to be completed by late Autumn. Further works to install a footbridge over Manton Lane, and wider improvement works around the Manton Lane/Clapham Road and Paula Radcliffe Way/Great Ouse Way roundabouts will follow at a later date.

A Borough Council spokesperson said “Transporting Bedford 2020 will see major investment in the towns’ roads, including these measures at a well-known congestion hotspot. We apologise for any inconvenience caused while the works are carried out but ultimately they will bring benefits for all road users. There will be signage in place to make everyone aware and we would encourage you to leave ample time for your journey while the work takes place.”

The work follows an in-depth study of the way traffic moves in and around the town in order to improve the situation for all road users and includes future schemes at Ampthill Road, Britannia Road, Bromham Road and the High Street.


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