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Council announces drain improvement plans for Bedford

Major re-surfacing works and a drainage system upgrade are due to start in Bedford, the local borough council has revealed this week.

Traffic around Dame Alice Street will be affected by road closures for the seven-week project.

Bedford Borough Council has revealed that the signalling equipment was in desperate need of replacement, while drainage improvements were also necessary to ensure road safety in the area.

New cycleways will also be put in place as well as the resurfacing works and other improvements.

Businesses and local residents have been informed of the imminent disruptions while the work is being carried out. It has been organised so that it will all be completed in time for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the start of June.

Councillor Charles Royden, said:

“These are vital works which will significantly improve this important road to ensure it can continue to be used for many years to come.

“Surveys have also shown the drainage beneath Dame Alice Street is in serious need of repair and if left to deteriorate further it will affect the structure of the road.

“This work will also improve surface drainage from the road itself and prevent localised flooding. We are already working with Anglian Water to correct these issues as promptly as possible.”