M1-A6 Link Road

M1 to A6 Link Road

We are going to build a new strategic road to create a northern Luton bypass running from the A6 road to junction 11a of the M1, connecting with the A5 to M1 Link road.

The new M1 to A6 link road will be 2.75 mile (4.4km) long with a dual carriageway to a new planned rail freight interchange at Sundon Park, and then single carriageway connecting to the A6.

The road supports our priorities to enhance Central Bedfordshire by delivering improved infrastructure that will open up opportunities for employment, leisure activities and housing.

Our Development Management Committee agreed the planning application in September 2019 subject to a decision from the Secretary of State for Housing, Local Government and Communities. He chose not to intervene, so the project will now go forward.