Luton and Dunstable Busway works ready for Blackburn Road

A program delivering a range of improvements to the Blackburn Road section of the Luton and Dunstable bus lane has commenced.

Central Bedfordshire Council’s program, funded by the Busway Project, will resurface pavement and pavements, including abandoned curbs for better access for people with disabilities.

There will be major drainage works, improvements to street lighting, improved traffic signals and refreshed road markings.

Road improvements must take place

New bus shelters at the two bus stops on this section of the Luton and Dunstable bus lane will be installed along with higher curbs at bus stops to help people get on and off the buses.

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Cllr Ian Dalgarno, Executive Member of Communities, said: “This important program is going to make a big difference for motorists, pedestrians and bus users as we make much needed improvements to a section of the Luton and Dunstable bus lane. . This is one of many programs we run to improve roads in communities in central Bedfordshire. »

The development is expected to be completed in early 2023 with the necessary traffic management measures to carry out the works safely in the coming months. These will be reported prior to the works. We will endeavor to keep the Busway open, but there may be occasions when it needs to be closed and these will be announced in advance.

The Luton-Dunstable Busway was built on the route of a disused railway line and opened in September 2013. It is claimed to be the second longest busway in the world.

The council’s contractor is Milestone Infrastructure.

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