Fixing The Links

The main aim of this scheme is to deliver improvement to the quality of pedestrian links between Bletchley Railway Station, Bletchley Town Centre and Bletchley Bus Station.

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Fixing The Links
Fixing The Links

Road Closures from Tuesday 21 March 2017

Essential work will take place to resin coat all the pedestrian crossing points around the Brunel roundabout from 21 March 2017.

Road closures will be in place during this time in order to facilitate the works which will take place during the day.  

The work is expected to take 8 days to complete. Diversions and clear signage will be in place to direct traffic and bus operators have been informed of these works.

Information on temporary bus station departure points and diversion routes

You can also contact us about these works on social media Twitter: @ringway_mk or @mkcouncil, Facebook: @mkcouncil1

 

Details of Road Closures & Alternative Routes

Section Type of Traffic Mgmt Dates Traffic Mgmt Drawing Alternative Route Drawings Comments
Saxon St South Bound One Lane Closed V7 Saxon Street Southbound- 24 Hours  21/03/17 1. FTL 2017, SAXON STREET L1 SB FTL 2017, ALT ROUTE Bus station closed
Locke Road Road Closed - 24 Hours 22/03/17 2. FTL 2017, SAXON STREET L2 SB FTL 2017, ALT ROUTE Bus Station Closed - Deliveries to Brunel Centre reverse up Locke Road via banksman
Buckingham Road westbound towards Sherwood Drive Road Closed (both lanes) 24 hours 23/03/17 3. FTL 2017, BUCK'HAM ROAD WB FTL 2017, ALT ROUTE Diversion route in place - bus station open for some services
Buckingham Rd Eastbound Dual Lane Closure - 24 Hours 24/03/17   FTL 2017, ALT ROUTE Diversion route in place - bus station open for some services
All roads open No road closures over weekend 25/03/2017-26/03/2017     Bus station open
V7 Saxon St Northbound Lane Closure - 24 Hours 27/03/17 5. FTL 2017, SAXON STREET L1 NB & 6. FTL 2017, SAXON STREET L2 NB FTL 2017, ALT ROUTE Diversion route in place
Duncombe Street (full length) Full Closure 2 x daytime closure and 1 x 24hour closure(last day) 27/03/17 - 29/03/17 7. DUNCOMBE STREET Full closure FTL 2017, DUNCOMBE ST Locke Road will be used for Delivery entrance for Brunel Centre and Sainsbury

Further information on road closures at roadworks.org

 

Fixing the Links project - backgound

What’s happening?

  • New alternative route implemented to keep your network moving
  • Removing a section of the Locke Road retaining wall to ‘open up’ pedestrian access to the town centre
  • Removing underpass infrastructure that is no longer in use
  • Reducing the size of Brunel Roundabout
  • Improving the safety of pedestrian/cyclist crossing points
  • Installation of a Redway link along Buckingham Road/V7
  • Installing new LED lighting [e.g. under Brunel Bridge]
  • Improving highway/walkway drainage
  • Improving signage and wayfinding

 

Fixing the links design image
Fixing The Links - Design & Location

Why?

  • Better links between the train station and the town centre will bring economic beneļ¬ts, especially when the East West Rail link between Bicester and Bletchley opens.
  • This is one of a number of projects that the Council is undertaking to regenerate Bletchley.
  • The Council made improvements to the bus station in 2014.  Moreover, Queensway has also been opened up to through traffic again.

 

 

 

Last Updated: 30 November 2017