A421 Dualling to Junction 13, M1

What is happening?

We're working with Central Bedfordshire Council to dual the carriageway on the A421 from the Eagle Farm roundabout up to Junction 13 of the M1. The section of road is 3km long and used by around 30,000 vehicles a day. 

This project will continue where the Pinch Point scheme finished so that we can continue to reduce congestion in this area ahead of the planned development of both residential and industrial land nearby.

How is it being funded?

The total cost for the project is £28.5 million and this is made up from £23.5 million 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: 21 July 2020