Watling Street - Extension of Existing Road Closure

Tue 14 Jan 2020 - posted by Melanie Hyde

Re: Watling Street - Extension of Existing Road Closure including Calverton Lane for Construction of Roundabout, Signalised Junction and Major Sewer Works

Please find below information from Milton Keynes Council: 

The V4 Underpass Construction programme is being amended to allow Anglian Water to undertake works laying a new water pipe from the new Underpass at Barossa Way to Crownhill Roundabout (V4-H4), thus providing necessary facilities in the Western Expansion Area. During this period the road closure will be extended up to Kiln Farm Roundabout to facilitate additional development works. By coordinating works we are able to prevent future road closures in the area and minimise disruption to local residents and network users. 

The programme for the extension of the road closure gives a start date of 27th January 2020 to 29th May 2020. This extension is required for the construction of major infrastructure works that will be undertaken on Watling Street and Calverton Lane for the Western Expansion Area development. The current diversion route will be altered and revised diversion route will be implemented to include the closure of the new area. 

Traffic management will be carried out by Ringway – the Council’s highways service provider. They will ensure that any updates or incidents are dealt with immediately. The infrastructure works will be carried out by Smith Construction on behalf of L&Q Estates Limited as part of a Section 278 agreement. 

The works consist of the following:
Junction 3 and Calverton Lane Diversion – Removal of existing 2 roundabouts and construction of 1 new roundabout including permanent diversion of Calverton Lane. Works also include major sewer diversions, installation of new street lights, update to direction signs, resurfacing of carriageway and reduction of speed limit to 40mph. 

Junction 28 Signalised Junction – Construction of new access into Whitehouse opposite The High Street Two Mile Ash, installation of 4 way traffic signal junction and associated redway crossing points. Works also include major sewer diversions, installation of new street lights, relocation of existing bus stops, update to direction signs, resurfacing of carriageway and reduction of speed limit to 40mph. 

For more information about this please refer to Planning Decision Notice 05/00291/MKPCO and 08/01289/MKPCR and the Section 106 agreement (5 October 2007) and variation 106 agreement (19 March 2018).

During the closure; provisions will be made for access and egress to the traveller encampment and kennels on Calverton Lane.  

The diversion for the Watling Street Extension will follow Millers Way H2, Great Monks Street V5 and Danstead Way H4 (visa-versa). Calverton Lane will be directed through The Wealds towards Stony Stratford and down Watling Street V4 until it meets Millers Way H2. For a copy of the closure and diversion information please click here

These diversion routes will be clearly signed and we will advise all traffic to use these alternative routes rather than through the nearby estates.

Advanced notification signage will in place ahead of these changes. 

If you would like further information about traffic management please get in touch via highway.adoptions@Milton-keynes.gov.uk

Milton Keynes Council
http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/