A5 Dunstable Northern Bypass: safety improvements

Published: 19 July 2022

National Highways plan to carry out essential improvement work on the A5 Dunstable Northern Bypass. This work will include the replacement of road markings, studs, signs, and other routine maintenance activities. This will ensure the A5 continues to remain in a safe and serviceable condition.

National Highways plan to complete this work over 8 weeks from Wednesday 20th July to Friday 16th September. They will work between 8pm and 6am, weeknights only, weather permitting.

Closures and diversions

To carry out the work safely, National Highways will need to close parts of the A5 and divert traffic onto the local road network. Details of these closures and diversion routes can be found in the table below:

Location

Dates

Diversions

Phase 1:

B5120 Roundabout to M1 junction 11a (eastbound)

Wednesday 20 July to Monday 1 August

Eastbound traffic will be diverted westbound on the A5 Dunstable Northern Bypass to the A505 / Watling Street / Church Street / Luton Road / Dunstable Road / before joining the M1 at junction 11.

 

Phase 2A

M1 junction 11a eastbound

B5120 Roundabout

Tuesday 2 August to Wednesday 10 August

Eastbound traffic will be diverted westbound on the A5 Dunstable Northern Bypass to the A505 / Watling Street / Church Street / Luton Road / Dunstable Road / before joining the M1 at junction 11.

 

Phase 2B

M1 junction 11a westbound

B5120 Roundabout

Thursday 11 August to Thursday 18 August

Westbound traffic will be diverted to the M1, junction 11 and A505 / Dunstable Road / Luton Road / Church Street and Watling Street.

Phase 3

M1 junction 11a to B5120 Roundabout (westbound)

Friday 19 August to Thursday 25 August

Westbound traffic will be diverted to the M1, junction 11 and A505 / Dunstable Road / Luton Road / Church Street and Watling Street.


Phase 4

B5120 Roundabout
(in both directions)

Tuesday 30 August to Tuesday 6 September

Eastbound traffic will be diverted onto the A505 / Watling Street / Church Street / Luton Road / Dunstable Road / before joining the M1 at junction 11. Westbound traffic will be the same in reverse


Phase 5

A5 Thorn Roundabout to B5120 Roundabout (eastbound)

Wednesday 7 September to Wednesday 21 September

Eastbound traffic will be diverted onto the A505 / Watling Street / Church Street / Luton Road / Dunstable Road / before joining the M1 at junction 11.

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the A5 at Kelly’s Kitchen Roundabout onto the A4146, A505. Northbound traffic will follow the same route but in reverse.

No work will take place on Monday 29 August (Summer bank holiday).

How to find out more

You can view up to date details of this scheme on the National Highways website. They will keep this up to date with the latest closure information.

If you would like more information, please contact National Highways on 0300 123 5000, or by email at info@nationalhighways.co.uk.