Major roadworks on approach to London Luton Airport

Published on : Wednesday, January 15, 2014

london-luton-airport-logo-300x108Air passengers and all road users travelling to/from London Luton Airport and into Luton via M1 Junction 10a are advised to allow extra time for their journeys from January 2014 until spring/summer 2015.

Luton Borough Council has begun work on a major £30 million improvement scheme to alleviate congestion by removing the junction’s roundabout and widening New Airport Way (A1081) and the M1 spur road to three lanes in each direction between Junction 10 and Capability Green.

The Council is doing everything possible to minimise disruption by keeping two lanes open to traffic in each direction whenever possible during daytime and peak hours throughout the 70-week programme, However, motorists should allow for extra time for their journeys..

From Wednesday 15th January for around six weeks two-way traffic lights will be in operation in London Road, Luton, from 9.30am-3pm on weekdays.

From week commencing Monday 20th January, and also for around six weeks, overnight lane closures will be in place on the M1 spur, A1081 New Airport Way and Kidney Wood roundabout from 8pm-6am each evening. Narrow lanes and cones will remain in the area during day-time hours.

From early March onwards, a 24-hour 30mph speed limit will be introduced on the M1 spur / New Airport Way in order to maintain the safety of the workforce. Later in the programme it is anticipated that it will be necessary to close M1 Junction 10 on a number of Saturday evenings to allow for the safe installation of new overhead sign gantries.

Road users are advised to expect further night-time lane closures on the M1 spur / New Airport Way and continuing traffic management and speed restrictions in the surrounding area throughout the works.

The Council wishes to thank motorists for their understanding during this period and apologises for any inconvenience caused.

The scheme is supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund and aimed at tackling the significant queues and congestion experienced at the junction, particularly during peak times.

Source:- London Luton Airport

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