Benefits of the M1-A6 Link Road
This new strategic road that will link the A6 and M1 will:
It will relieve some current congestion in Luton and ease traffic through local village rat-runs, such as Lower Sundon, Upper Sundon and Streatley.
The new road will improve access to Houghton Regis, Leighton Linslade, Dunstable and Luton Airport.
The new road will make the area more attractive to businesses. In particular, it will provide opportunities for businesses in aerospace, engineering and logistics to be located near to the airport, M1 road and Midland Mainline rail.
There are also plans for a new sub-regional rail freight interchange at Sundon accessed from the future M1-A6 Link Road. This will help transfer goods to/from the M1 to the Midland Mainline and beyond. Shifting more freight from road to rail has the potential to help reduce emissions and meet other environmental targets. There are a further 1,000 jobs on the 40ha of employment land associated with the new interchange.
Support new homes
The new road will be critical to support the proposed 4,000 new local homes on the northern edge of Luton.
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