A505

A505 Dunstable Northern Bypass 16 May 2017

Construction of a new dual two lane road from the current terminus of the A505 north of Dunstable to a new junction 11a on the M1, with a connection to the planned A505 Luton Northern Bypass. Construction began in February 2015, with an estimated completion date of June 2017 at the latest, subject to successful bridge lifts and good weather.

The scheme is also known as the A5-M1 Link. On opening, it took the number A5, with the former A5 through Dunstable being downgraded.

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A505 Luton Northern Bypass 8 July 2016

Construction of a new route north of Luton to connect the M1 and the A6. The route will be an eastward continuation of the planned A505 Dunstable Northern Bypass, connecting to the M1 at a new junction 11a.

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Opening booklets 13 June 2010

In days gone by, new roads were often celebrated with a grand opening ceremony and the issue of a commemorative booklet heralding the exciting new highway. You'll find some of them here, complete with a glimpse of all that empty tarmac and a healthy dose of modernist optimism.

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A505 Baldock Bypass 26 October 2008

Construction of a new bypass to the south-east of Baldock,to dual-two lane dual carriageway standard, partially grade-separated. It will connect the A505 dual carriageway east of Baldock to the A1(M) at junction 9. A 230m cut-and-cover tunnel will carry the new road under a hill near Clothall to preserve the profile of the local geography. This is now known as the Weston Hills tunnel.

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