Published: Thursday, 21st October 2021

Works to improve Luton Road will continue from this weekend.

We’re working with Volker Highways to undertake the second phase of the improvement works on Luton Road from Saturday, 23 October, to coincide with the school half term.

In August we installed a pedestrian crossing island near the junction with Upper Luton Road, upgraded the street lighting at the signalised pedestrian crossing outside Luton Primary School (near the junction with Ambrose Hill) and made preparations for the future upgrade of the signal crossing.

The works this month and in early November will involve upgrading the signalised crossing and resurfacing the road, including amending road markings and laying high friction surfacing on approach to the crossing. The school crossing will also be raised, to further improve the safety of the crossing. Other works include amendments to traffic signs and improvements at bus stops near the school.

The resurfacing works will take place on Saturday, 6 November and Sunday, 7 November.

The work is taking place during the school half term period, to minimise disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused.  Access for residents will be maintained as much as practically possible. Luton Road will be closed from Saturday, 23 October for one week, between Pheasant Road and Ambrose Hill, with access via Luton High Street and Castle Road. Luton Road will be closed again on Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 November for resurfacing and the road will be closed from Connaught Road to Upper Luton Road.

We look after more than 800km of roads across Medway and each year we carry out improvements to make our roads and pavements safer and easier to use. The works outside the school, which will be carried out by Volker Highways, support our ambition to become a Child-Friendly City, putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do.

Find out more about the Luton Road works.

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