Completed Projects and Schemes
Brinklow Roundabout, Kingston
The cold, wet winter of 2020/21 caused the existing defects on this roundabout to worsen more than anticipated so the resurfacing scheme was carried out earlier than planned in May 2021. Firstly all the existing road surface was removed and cabling was installed. This cabling has been put in place if at any point in the future, the roundabout needs to become signalised (traffic lights), avoiding future roadworks in the same area.
After the cabling was completed, the roundabout and the approaches were resurfaced with a new layer of asphalt, the linings were repainted and any street lights were repaired. As this is a busy roundabout carrying up to 30,000 vehicles per day, extra highways crews were diverted from other projects. This halved the time it would normally take for a scheme of this scale.
H6 Childs Way Permanent Gap Closures – Ashpole Furlong and Knowl Gate junctions
On 22 December 2020 following full consideration of the comments received, the Head of Highways used their delegated powers to implement this scheme for reasons of road safety. There have been a number of collisions at this location over the last three years, so we are improving road safety here by closing the right turns from the H6 Childs Way into Ashpole Furlong and Knowl Gate in Loughton.
The work began in January 2021 and was completed by February 2021.
A421 improvement scheme (dualling)
Central Bedfordshire Council and MK Council jointly applied for DfT funding to dual the carriageway between Eagle Farm Roundabout and Junction 13 of the M1. This stretch of road is a key route between the two council areas so it was important to make these improvements to help with congestion and future growth. The work included dualling a 3km section of road that is used by over 30,000 vehicles per day.
The project cost £28.5m. £23.5m came from SEMLEPs Local Growth Fund (approved by the Department for Transport) and £3 million each from Central Bedfordshire Council and MK Council.
Find out more about this project from the team who built it on YouTube.com
Zebra Crossing on Countess Way by Warwick Avenue.
Completed December 2020
We worked closely with the Eastern Expansion Area Working Group, which includes residents and councillors, to develop proposals for a formal zebra crossing on Countess Way by
Warwick Avenue. This was in response to safety concerns raised by the Group to us to provide a safe place for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road. A public consultation was carried out and the responses showed support for the scheme and we are proceeding with the works.
View photos of the completed scheme under the Case Studies tab at www.MKHighways.co.uk/case-studies
V4 Underpass linking Two Mile Ash and Whitehouse
Completed September 2020
With over 6,000 homes and other facilities planned for the Western Expansion Area, safe places for pedestrians to cross were needed before the development is completed. The underpass links the existing estate of Two Mile Ash with the new estate of Whitehouse.
You can watch drone footage of the excavation and build of the site on YouTube.com
A509 and A422 Improvements
After a successful bid to the Department of Transport Challenge Fund we were awarded £3.9m. This fund allows local authorities to fund large projects that would not be possible otherwise.
The project cost a total of £4.9m and included:
- Extensive road resurfacing
- Road surface treatments
- White line painting
- Safety improvements such as barriers at the side of the road
- New signage and renew key route signage along the length to improve wayfinding
- Improved drainage systems to help cope with higher volumes of surface water and reduce flooding
View photos of the completed scheme on the Case Studies tab at www.MKHighways.co.uk/case-studies
Last Updated: 21 June 2021