Road closure as Network Rail continues work on Bedfordshire road bridge: Bromham Road bridge-3

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Road closure as Network Rail continues work on Bedfordshire road bridge

Region & Route:
London North Eastern & East Midlands
Eastern

Network Rail has today, (Wednesday, 29 May) announced when Bromham Road bridge in Bedfordshire will fully close to vehicles as work continues as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

From Monday, 24 June, work will continue to divert utilities and services away from the bridge in preparation for the structure to be demolished and reconstructed at a raised height. This work is vital to provide a safe distance for the overhead line equipment passing beneath, enabling the line between Bedford, Kettering and Corby to be electrified as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

To allow this work to take place safely, Bromham Road will be fully closed to vehicles until Spring 2020. During this time, a diversionary route via the A6 and Clapham Road will be in place. This will be clearly sign-posted. A temporary bridge will maintain access for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists.

Network Rail and Bedford Borough Council are working together to keep disruption to a minimum whilst the road is closed.

Gavin Crook, Principal Programme Sponsor for Network Rail, said: “Next month, Network Rail will continue with work to Bromham Road bridge as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

“To allow this work to take place safely, a full road closure will be in place, as well as a clearly signposted diversionary route.  We do understand that this will impact on motorists and we would like to thank all those affected for their patience whilst this takes place.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

  • To allow the bridge to be reconstructed and demolished, a crane will need to be stationed in the car park at Bedford station
  • This will reduce car parking at the station
  • For more information on this, please visit www.thameslinkrailway.com\bedfordcarpark 

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