Monday, 23 July 2012

Investing in Dunstable's future, making it a better place to live and work.

The Court Drive Scheme started on the 26th June 2012 and will continue for some weeks yet. Unfortunately there will be quite a lot of disruption however everyone involved in this scheme are doing there best to make travelling around this area as as easy as they can along with supporting all businesses within the area.
The site team (Including Ben Gadsby) will be based out of the Magistrates Court on Court Drive for the duration of works, this will help to ensure that construction is carried out with as little disruption as possible.

Many of you are aware of the scheme but as a reminder they are proposing to:

  1. Enhance the street scene – using colour gravel finishes on the highway to define different areas of the street, raised carriageway, minimised street clutter, widened footways, several wide flush crossings on existing desire lines and scheme wide landscaping incorporating up to 14no new Silver Birch Trees.
  2. Lower speed limits - 20mph speed limit along the entire length of Court Drive and surrounding residential streets.
  3. Modern low energy street lighting – All street lighting will be replaced with modern lighting columns with back lighting to footways.
  4. 7.5 tonne weight limit (except for deliveries) – All Heavy goods vehicles will now serve the area via College Drive.
  5. Improved public transport - dedicated bus lane with modern shelter and real time information which will become part of the Luton-Dunstable-Houghton Regis busway.
More information about the ongoing work can be found at
Progress updates will be posted on this webpage as well as on Twitter (@letstalkcentralFacebook (search ‘Let’s Talk Central’).
The public will be able to contact the site team at
Information from:
Ben Gadsby
IEng CIHT Rmaps
Roads Engineer & CDM Coordinator
Bedfordshire Highways

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