Ford End Road lane closure planned as Network Rail prepares for bridge upgrade: Ford End bridge 2

Monday 10 Jul 2017

Ford End Road lane closure planned as Network Rail prepares for bridge upgrade

London North Eastern & East Midlands

Network Rail will carry out preparation work on Ford End Road bridge in Bedford ahead of it being upgraded as part of the Midland Main Line improvement programme. 

The preparation work will begin on Tuesday, 11 July and will be completed on Thursday, 13 July. It will see small areas of the bridge excavated in order take samples of the material used in its construction. This is vital work as the results will inform the design and construction process of the upgrade which will follow.

Due to the nature of the work, a single lane road closure will be in place throughout the project. Traffic lights will be in place from 07:30 on 11 July until 19:00 on 13 July and road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey. Pedestrian access via the adjacent footbridge will be maintained throughout the work.

Luke McInerney, project manager at Network Rail, said: “We appreciate that there is never a good time to have a lane closure on a busy bridge like this. We have worked closely with the Highways team at the council to secure the access we need to carry out this important work whilst limiting the disruption to traffic and maintaining a safe distance for passing vehicles. I would like to thank road users in advance for their patience whilst the work takes place.”


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