Part of the A509 to be closed from Monday 25 September 2023

View of the A509 towards MK

A section of the A509 road from the junction with Newport Road to Cranfield and Tickford Roundabout (A422) is closed to traffic from Monday 25 September 2023 to Friday 27 September 2024. This is a full closure, 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

Local access only to the Holiday Inn (London Road, A509) and Pyms Stables near Tickford Roundabout will be available but all other traffic must use the diversion route via the V8 Marlborough Street, onto H3 Monks Way and vice versa. Please allow an extra 10-15 minutes for your journey time using the diversion route, especially at peak times.

The A422 will be open as normal during this closure.

The closure is necessary to allow safe access for development works taking place at this location called the Milton Keynes East Strategic Urban Extension (MKE SUE). It covers 461 hectares mixing both employment land and new homes.

Councillor Lauren Townsend, Cabinet Member for Public Realm said, “We appreciate that any long-term road closure causes inconvenience, so we are collaborating closely with the developers to reduce this as much as possible.”

“The new development here will bring some 5,000 new properties to the area as well as employment land for businesses.”

This is part of the larger MK East development which will see up to 26,500 new homes built on the eastern side of the Borough around the M1 and Newport Pagnell.

The developers, St James, and engineering and construction company Laing O’Rourke have created an app called MKE that provides useful up to date information about the development. It can be downloaded on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Any enquiries about the works may be emailed to or call 01202 045323.