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Bridges removed for Luton Dunstable bus project

Six disused railway bridges are to be removed over the next two months to prepare for a new 8.3 mile (13.4km) guided bus system in Bedfordshire.

Work on the route of the proposed bus way is already under way in Dunstable Road, Luton.

Traffic diversions have been set up but access to shops and the petrol station will be maintained.

Work will start to remove Kingsway Bridge on 29 October and at Guildford Street Bridge on 12 November.

Roy Davis, at Luton Borough Council, said: "After 16 years of hard work in the planning stages, these bridge removals will offer the first visible sign for many members of the public that work on this fast-transit bus way is making real progress."

Tom Nicols, from Central Bedfordshire Council, said: "The Luton Dunstable bus way will provide us with the viable public transport link that we need between Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Luton town centre and the airport.

"I also support the replacement of the Church Street bridge with a new and wider crossing which will be a benefit to all traffic."

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