Works to construct the second phase of the Bedford Western Bypass are now well underway and Ward Councillors Jon Gambold and Roger Rigby have been keen to ensure that the construction works have as little effect on local residents as possible.
Cllr Rigby and Cllr Gambold have been in regular contact with the Council’s highways officers and staff of Breheny Civil Engineering, the firm constructing the road, to ensure that noise concerns and road signage issues are satisfactorily addressed.
The road will link Deep Spinney roundabout at Biddenham with the A6 Paula Radcliffe Way. The construction of the bypass will also see the development of 205 houses and a school by the Harpur Trust on the Bedford side of the bypass, while 495 houses will be built by Hallam Land Management at the Biddenham end of the road.
Around £15.95m of Government funds have been used for the construction of the bypass although the Council has set aside an additional £2m to cover any further costs.