Vital works to Goldington Road
Bedford Borough Council has announced that vital maintenance
works to resurface a significant stretch of Goldington Road will
begin on 12th September.
The works are expected to last 2 weeks and will require
overnight closures between the Newnham Avenue and Polhill Avenue
junction through to Riverfield Drive. The road will remain open
during the day.
The works are part of the Council’s £5million highways
maintenance programme for 2011-12 and will ensure a safe and
high-quality road surface for drivers and cyclists.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “This significant
stretch of Goldington Road is being resurfaced and its condition
significantly improved as part of our commitment to improving the
roads across Bedford Borough.
“We have allocated £5million towards improving and repairing our
roads in the borough and this project demonstrates our continuing
commitment to proactively improving the condition of the roads
across our network.
“We are making efforts to minimise disruption and inconvenience by
carrying out the majority of these works at night. However, I would
still ask drivers to avoid the area if possible during the works.
If not, please leave extra time for your journey while we carry out
these necessary repairs.”
The overnight closure will be in place between 9pm and 6am,
Monday to Friday. Access to property will be maintained wherever
possible. However, there may be some small delays when equipment or
materials are moved, or when the carriageway is being resurfaced.
Similarly, although the road will remain open during the day, there
may be some restrictions in place to allow minor works to take
The Council would also like to take this opportunity to inform
local residents and businesses that work to resurface St Mary’s
Street is scheduled to take place in October. Further information
will be made available shortly.