Sunday, 30 October 2016

Houghton Regis Roundabout Reconstruction Oct 2016

Work began in earnest to rebuild the roundabout guarding the southern entrance into Houghton Regis on Saturday morning 22/10/2016

A series of 9 cement trucks queued up to deposit their first few loads that helped to raise the levels on the southern side. By Saturday, 29th, they were laying some of the final tarmac layers, and on Sunday 30th Oct all that remained to be done was the white-lining and some tarmac up to Wheatfield Rd. During the nine-day closure, a team of 25 workers used 300 cubic metres of concrete and 2,000 tonnes of tarmac to reshape the roundabout so it connects properly with the Woodside Link road.

A pedestrian route was available close to the roundabout starting on the West side of Park Rd North, and going round to Poynters Rd and Wheatfield Rd.

The "A" bus service into Dunstable, Stanton Rd (for a 700m walk to the hospital), Luton, and Luton Airport was extended to loop down Parkside Drive, Park Rd North, Sandringham Drive, Windsor Drive.

Now completed, Wheatfield Road is a cul-de-sac, with access via a new junction onto the Woodside Link. The new roundabout is to be completely re-landscaped with new shrubs, bulb planting, four trees and grass.

For more information and answers to questions: https://www.facebook.com/Woodside-Link-1574087456174748/

Photos: Alan Winter, editor HRND. Click to enlarge.

    


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