Roads Minister Baroness Vere has announced £32.7 million in government funding to provide a vital new link road in Central Bedfordshire.
The project, supported by the Department for Transport and led by Central Bedfordshire Council and South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, will see the construction of a new 2.75-mile road link between Junction 11a of the M11 and the A6, forming a north-western bypass for Luton.
According to Vere, the scheme will ease the transportation of goods between the M1 and Midlands, and support development of new homes and jobs.
Vere said: “Residents in Bedfordshire deserve quicker and easier journeys and I know many have been frustrated by poor east-west connections north of Luton.
“That’s why I’m pleased to be backing the new link road, which will support the construction of new homes and jobs, drastically improve accessibility and make the area more attractive to new business.”