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Western Bypass Charity Walk & Run

On Sunday, 10 April, the new Bedford Western Bypass was ‘opened’ for a sponsored ‘Fun Run and Walk’ event principally in aid of the Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger.

This was an opportunity, before it is opened to traffic, to see the full extent of the new bypass, constructed to relieve congestion into Bedford from the west and through the village of Biddenham. In sunny dry conditions the event was enjoyed by the hundreds who took part.

Special thanks to Graham Bates for contributing the stunning aerial photographs and to the Bedford Rotary Club for organising the event. See more photos, courtesy of the Bedford Rotary Club.

Western Bypass – Sponsored Fun Run & Walk

The Bedford Rotary Club have  announced  a  Sponsored Fun Run/Fun Walk on the new WESTERN BYPASS  on Sunday 10th April 2016

In aid of St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger

with 10% going to Rotary charities

Everyone completing the Challenge will receive a commemorative medal

It will be a great day out!!


[The photo featured in this post is from the the Barford Bypass Challenge in 2006]

Easter Monday on the bypass with ‘Katie’

Walking the new western bypass from Biddenham to Bedford on a sunny Easter Monday afternoon with Storm Katie’s tailwinds behind us was a pleasure.

It was a bit tougher on the return journey with Katie’s winds trying to hold us back. And the errant BBQ wasn’t fired up so no chance of refreshments to help us on our way.

But not long now till a peaceful walk along that route will be disturbed by the traffic for which the bypass was designed.


Bypass Update – 26th September, 2015

26 September 2015: 

some photo’s of the bypass as it continues to stretch towards the new Clapham roundabout + a few shots of the old Biddenham GC – now very overgrown. A lovely evening,  sun and clouds combining well with the hot air balloons also taking a view of progress maybe …

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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