Will the roads be updated to accommodate the traffic?

Yes, if the Central Bedfordshire Council Highways Department consider it necessary, any road updates will be a requirement of planning permission.

We anticipate just over 250 HGV journeys per day to maintain operation. This equates to a traffic increase of just 1.88% on the B653, which currently sees 13,603 vehicles using it daily.

Any potiential improvements will take into account current speed limit change locations and the possibility of reducing the speed limit along some stretches of the road, as well as visibility needs, turning space, road widening and verge clearing to maximise safety along the route.

The access options will also be discussed with Central Bedfordshire Council highways prior to choosing the final solution.