A5 | Bedfordshire | Road Closure | Delays 15 minutes

The A5 is currently closed in both directions from its junctions of the A5183 (Dunstable) to the A4012 (Hockliffe) with delays of at least 15 minutes covering several miles of the road. This closure is due to a building fire and will remain in place through the evenings peak.

For traffic approaching the closure locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and may potentially have to re-route your journey.  

If travelling towards this area from much farther afield, you may wish to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs and media.  
Diversion route details and guidance is as follows;
Southbound - Follow the Hollow Square symbol:
Exit the A5 southbound and turn right on to the A4012 (Leighton Road)
Continue along the A4012 towards Leighton Buzzard. 
Continue over the 1st roundabout and on to the A4012/A4146 roundabout. 
At the A4012/A4146 roundabout take the 1st exit on to the A4146 (Lake Street that becomes Billington Road) 
Continue along the A4146 (Billington Road) Through Stanbridge. 
At the A505/A4146 roundabout, take the 1st exit on to the A505.
Continue on the A505 and rejoin the A5 southbound at the A5.A505 roundabout. 

Northbound - Follow Solid Triangle symbol which is the above in reverse. 

Further incident information is available from Highways England by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our @HighwaysEAST regional twitter feed. For urgent real time assistance, our 24/7 contact centre team is able to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.

Highways England has been working closely with our emergency services colleagues Bedfordshire Police, who led the response to this incident. 

Last updated on: 22/08/2019 16:34