A421 Dualling to Junction 13, M1


What is happening?

MK Council is working in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council on a project to continue dualling the A421 from Magna Park up to Junction 13 of the M1. This project will continue where the Pinch Point scheme finished at the Eagle Farm roundabout. Dualling the road will ease congestion ahead of expansion in the east of MK.The section or road is 3km long and used by almost 30,000 vehicles a day. As a key entry point to MK, the road serves an important purpose for the new housing developments close by and Magna Park and Kingston industrial parks. It is also a busy commuter route for nearby Bedford, Luton and to London.

How is it being funded?

The total cost for the project is £28.5 million and this is made up from £23.5 from SEMLEPs Local Growth Fund (approved by the Department for Transport )and £3 million each from Central Bedfordshire Council and MK Council.

When will the work start?

Work began in September 2018 to being adding a dual carriageway to the road between Eagle Farm Roundabout and Junction 13 of the M1. Most of this road is in Central Bedfordshire Council’s area and so they will be leading on the project. 

When will it be finished?

We are aiming to complete the work by the end of 2020. The work is progressing well and over 80% of the carriageway is now complete with drainage and bridge works taking place over the summer months.

Closures and diversions 

Any road closures for the A421 will be posted on our social media channels (Facebook mkcouncil1, Twitter @mkcouncil). Or you can click on the link in the blue box above and sign up for email updates and alerts.

Last Updated: 25 June 2020