Work set to start on £30m M1 J10A improvementsNov 16, 2013
The Department for Transport has confirmed final permission for the project, which aims to tackle current traffic congestion by removing the existing roundabout and widening the M1 spur road to three lanes in each direction between Junction 10 and Capability Green.
Cllr Sian Timoney pictured, Luton Council’s portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “This new junction will not only significantly improve safety and reliability of journey times for motorists and business transport but will also crucially unlock development of several key regeneration sites in the south and east of the town.
“The scheme is vital to securing jobs and business growth in Luton and this is fantastic news for the town.”
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills confirmed extra funding of £5.3 million for the scheme from its regional growth Fund earlier this year. Luton Council plans to open the new road by summer 2015.
Cllr Timoney said: “It is very encouraging that Luton’s unique economic potential has been recognised. This investment creates huge opportunities for the borough and demonstrates the significance of our town’s growing positive reputation.”
The council will work to minimise the environmental impact and traffic delays while the work is carried out.