Scheme for Woodside Link is speeded up
It’s full speed ahead over plans for a vital £42 million link road which would help secure the planned “detrunking” of the A5 through Dunstable – and the hoped-for lorry ban for the High Street.
A planning application is now to be submitted for the proposed Woodside Link, as part of a drive to speed up the project.
The idea is to create a link road to connect Houghton Regis and industrial areas in Dunstable to a new M1 Junction 11a.
Supporters view the scheme as important for town centre regeneration and to help ease Dunstable’s traffic nightmare, along with the planned A5 northern bypass.
Central Beds Council’s executive councillors agreed on Tuesday, October 2, to press ahead with the planning application. Now work is under way to secure funding for the scheme.
Consultation on the project is expected to start in November.
If all goes smoothly, construction work could begin in 2014, and the Woodside Link could be completed in 2016.
> For the full story, see the October 3 edition of the Dunstable Gazette.
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