Improvements to Water Eaton Road are set to begin safely on Tuesday 26th May 2020, after being suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The installation of highway improvements along Water Eaton Road were unfortunately suspended in March but Milton Keynes Council have been working hard with their highways service provider, Ringway to reschedule the works, whilst meeting current social distancing guidelines on site so that everyone can be kept safe.

MK Council consulted extensively with local residents who raised concerns of speeding and congestion along the road and works will include removing the pinch points that drivers speed between and improvements made to reduce traffic congestion.

Pinch points that drivers speed between on Water Eaton Road
Pinch points that drivers speed between on Water Eaton Road

Ed Hume, local campaigner who worked with residents to secure the improvements to Water Eaton Road, told us:These improvements will make a big difference to the local area and are much anticipated by residents. I’m delighted to see that the Council have been working cooperatively with Ringway to ensure that works can go ahead safely in the current circumstances.”

Cllr Emily Darlington, Cabinet Member for Public Realm, said: “All MK Council highways and Ringway employees are classed as ‘key workers’ under current UK government legislation and as such are permitted to work on the highways in MK so we’ve been working hard to make sure that the conditions on site are safe and in line with Government guidelines before work has been able to start again.”

Work will start on Tuesday 26th May and will take around 6-7 weeks to complete.

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