Category Archives: Roads

Bypass Update – 6 April 2015

6 April 2015: New month, new update. Much progress since the last update. Shiny new lampposts have been erected on the approaches to and round the new Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout.

The area above the cycle underpass has been filled in and levelled and the road is now being constructed over it to run down to the next roundabout.

From that roundabout the road is taking shape as it continues on towards the  A6.

And through it all the flowers keep on blooming!

Bypass Update – 14 March 2015

14 March 2015: The final shape of things at the end of Deep Spinney is clear – the kerbing is more or less completed, the new island kerbing is in place and the footpath is being reinstated.

Side walls at the entrances at both ends of the cycle underpass are being constructed and the underpass itself is being covered in preparation for the construction of the road over it. The section of bypass beyond has tarmac already in place.

Bypass – programme of work

24 February 2015: The entrance to Deep Spinney from Bromham Road is now also following the new road layout from the new roundabout.

Our two councillors have circulated a leaflet to residents setting out how works will progress over the next few weeks. Ultimately there will have to be road closures but these have been restricted to the weekends of:

  • 25/26 April (7.00 am Saturday to 8.00 pm Sunday for final surfacing of the Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout and planing out the existing road surface on Bromham Road between Deep Spinney and the A428 Great Denham roundabout); and
  • 1/3 May and 8/10 May (8.00 pm Friday to 8.00 pm Sunday for resurfacing of and between the A428 Great Denham roundabout and Deep Spinney).

If changes have to be made to this programme there will be updates on two Borough Council web pages:


Bypass – view with a difference

20 February 2015: This aerial view of the bypass was taken prior to the 15 February update, traffic is still circulating round the old Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout which has now gone completely. But it does show how the bypass is progressing to the next roundabout along it, and beyond towards the Sainsbury’s roundabout.

Bypass Update – 15 February 2015

15 February 2015:  The old Bromham Road/DeepSpinney roundabout has gone, and the new larger roundabout has fully taken shape with traffic now moving around it. The position of what will be the new entrance onto the roundabout from Deep Spinney is clearly visible. Details are awaited of the temporary traffic management arrangements to be operated when the new entrance from and exit to Deep Spinney are put in place.

Work is also well underway with the construction of the next roundabout along the new and last section of the bypass that will include an exit into the development on the western (Biddenham) area of the land north of Bromham Road.

The first set of pictures below shows the work progressing on the new Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout and the second shows the underpass to the north of that roundabout and the new roundabout under construction beyond the underpass.







Bypass Update – 8 February 2015

8 February 2015: More big changes. Traffic lights are being put in place in Bromham Road as and when required by the particular work taking place, to control the flow of traffic heading to the Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout from the east and the west.

Old traffic islands have been dismantled and new ones are being constructed on the new sections of road approaching the new roundabout. The old roundabout too is being dismantled as tarmac is being laid to enable Bromham Road traffic to be diverted in the near future around the north of the new roundabout. This will then enable the southern side of the new roundabout and the exit/entrance to Deep Spinney to be constructed.

Our local councillors are seeking a public meeting for Biddenham residents to hear what is proposed for managing traffic in and out of the Deep Spinney junction as that construction takes place and its implications for traffic through the village. (See the response below to a comment from Mark for more up to date information)

Bypass Update – 20 January 2015

20 January 2015: Things are changing! The new bigger Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout is advancing rapidly. The road to the north of the current roundabout is down to one lane, the other (the outer) being excavated; and the footpath north of Bromham Road has been diverted to the north of the new roundabout with a new crossing point from Deep Spinney, both with temporary surfaces.

The cycle underpass is now clearly visible as construction continues.

Bypass Update – 9 January 2015

9 January 2015: Into the New Year and work continues apace. The Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout is really taking shape now and landscaping proposals for the new roundabout will be discussed by the Parish Council at a forthcoming meeting.

Work is pressing on too with the cycle underpass and the approach road to the roundabout from Bromham.

Bypass update – October 2014

Bedford Western Bypass – work recommences

Work commenced at the Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout end of the new Bedford Western Bypass on Thursday, 16 October 2014.

western-bypass_map_a5This phase of construction is the final link of the Bedford Western Bypass that links the A421 at Marsh Leys, Kempston to the A6 near Clapham. The road will provide the northern section of the Western Bypass linking the A6 Bromham Road/Deep Spinney Roundabout junction with the A6 Paula Radcliffe Way/A6 Clapham Road Roundabout junction and includes a bridge over the busy  main rail line.

More details are available at the main contractor’s website Breheny Civil Engineering

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»»» 25 October 2014
November approaching fast, the good weather allowing the early work to continue apace by the earth moving equipment – the main roadway (off the Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout) clearly outlined as it bears right towards the A6 Clapham Road roundabout.

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»»» 28 October 2014
Work progressing fast in the fine late October weather, long may it continue.

Photos showing evidence of work at the A6 Clapham Road roundabout, early ground works opposite Biddenham Turn and a further expansion of work at the Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout.

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»»» 31 October 2014
The last day of October 2014 – the fine weather goes on and progress continues unabated on the bypass.

The site head offices are installed on the corner of Bromham road and the Bromham Road/Deep Spinney roundabout.

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