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Junction improvements to start 21st July

Published Monday 7th July 2014

 

Major improvement works to one of the busiest junctions in Bedford Borough will get underway later this month.  

 

When completed, the roundabout junction of Union Street, Clapham Road, Roff Avenue and Tavistock Street will be improved for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians, including:

 

• Pedestrian and cyclist crossings on all four roads
• Widened and resurfaced pavements and off road cycle paths
• High visibility road markings to encourage traffic into the correct lane and improve safety and flow through the junction

 

This roundabout is one of the busiest in the borough and is used by over 28,000 vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians every day. The completed scheme will provide improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians while accommodating current traffic levels and improving safety. 

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “These works will improve one of the borough’s heavily used junctions, offering better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, including new footpaths and pedestrian crossings.

 

“We are committed to improving cycling and walking provision across Bedford Borough. These improvements go alongside other similar schemes, including the works to the junctions of Dame Alice Street and Woburn Road as well as maintaining more than 75 kilometres of cycle paths across the borough.”

 

The bid for funding the project was originally approved in 2013 from the Department for Transport’s Cycle Safety Fund, managed by Sustrans.  Following detailed discussions on the original proposals with stakeholders and the Cycle Safety Fund assessment panel a revised design and budget has been agreed and approved by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill MP.

 

Nigel Brigham, Sustrans Regional Director for the Eastern Region added: “This scheme is expected to improve safety for cyclists both on road and those who prefer to use traffic free facilities, whilst minimising the impact on other road users.

 

“This is a key and well used junction in Bedford and improving it for all cyclists is critical to developing cycling as a viable transport choice for journeys within Bedford Borough.”

 

Work to the junction is expected to get underway on 21st July. The junction will remain open throughout the majority of the programme which is likely to take approximately 10 weeks to complete and has been scheduled during the school summer holidays to minimise disruption.

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