Completing Essential Road repairs during lockdown traffic lull

Published: 18 May 2020

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Completing essential road repairs during lockdown traffic lull

Road repairsWe have been revamping roads across Central Bedfordshire while traffic levels are low during the coronavirus lockdown.

Our highways teams, have taken advantage of the quieter roads and since the start of the lockdown have fixed more than 600 repairs including potholes, streetlights and road signs as well as eight re-surfacing schemes.

Work has also been progressing well on the A421 Dualling Scheme, with over 80% of the carriageway works now completed, and is on track for completion before the winter.

The highways team have also been out and about with their Super-Vac machine, which allows them to clear out drains which would previously require a two man dig out, to clean and unblock nearly 2,000 gullies.

Work is still underway on a number of lining schemes and traffic calming measures.

The team maintain around the clock response for any highway’s emergency across the vast Central Bedfordshire 850-mile road network together with a large footpath network and public rights of way.

Residents can report any issues on Central Bedfordshire roads on our website.

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