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A1/A421 Black Cat roundabout

Road investment to create expressway linking Bedford to Cambridge and Milton Keynes welcomed by Bedford MP.

Significant improvements to the A428, including a full solution to the Black Cat roundabout issue, announced by the Government as part of its first ever five year investment strategy for the nation’s roads has been welcomed by local MP, Richard Fuller.

The A428 is one of 84 named schemes within the strategy. The proposal is to dual the remaining single carriageway section between Caxton Gibbet west of Cambridge and the M1 at Milton Keynes, making Bedford the centre of an East-West Expressway. The work will also include a flyover junction at the A1 Black Cat roundabout.

Government estimates the total cost of the scheme at between £250m – £500m and construction will start within the plan’s five year period.

Richard Fuller MP for Bedford, commented,

“The creation of this road Expressway linking Bedford with Cambridge and Milton Keynes will bring long term benefits to our local economy and the promise of more local jobs. A flyover at the Black Cat will also make a massive difference to local residents. We must now press ahead for commitments to build the final stage in the complimentary East-West rail link from Bedford to Cambridge.”

More information about the announcement is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/major-roads-investment-in-the-east-of-england 

1 Response to Black Cat nightmare to end

  • Black Cat ! What about the Railway?? Much more important. I struggle to get from Bedford to Stanstead by public transport. X5 runs late,then long walk across Cambridge to Railway station. Just run trains from Bedford to Cambridge like it used to be. Doesn’t it make sense???????

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