Road Closures and Temporary Bus Services Affecting Houghton Regis Toddington Dunstable during October

The A5 Roundabout at Thorn Road is now live, enabling entry from north and south into Thorn Road.

Bedford Road will be closed from 10th – 21st October, Jnc Of Roslyn Way To Rear Of Old Red Lion Pub. Diversion shown above.

The Porz Avenue roundabout will close 22-30 Oct. The constructors advise us that this will be a 24/7 closure both ways until completion due to the difference in road heights. Diversion above. Enquiries to CBC Woodside Link team at 0300 300 5289 or to their Facebook Page at

Bedford Road will again be closed from 31st October until the end of November for building new junctions, a roundabout at the junction of Bedford Road and Aylesbury Drive, and installation of all utility apparatus collaboratively. Work includes excavation in footway and carriageway to lay gas and electric mains (19 Sep - 18 Nov). Please continue to give the Old Red Lion your custom, even if you do have to drive around or walk a bit further. Specific local queries could be emailed to

Chaul End Road - Closed until 23 Oct.

Resurfacing of East End, next to the village green, has been put on hold until next financial year due to the amount of works in Houghton Regis at the moment.

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Due to these works, arrangements have been made for temporary bus services A, Z, E, 38A, 42, 169 during October.

Temporary Bus Services October 2016

A and Z Service
The Porz Avenue roundabout will close 22-30 Oct 2016.
An emergency schedule is being applied to Routes A and Z for the 9 day duration, whereby Route Z is diverted from Tomlinson Avenue to the Wheatfield Surgery turning circle and Route A is extended from Go Houghton over Route Z to Sandringham Drive / Milton Way.
Service A Sandringham Drive - Parkside - Houghton Regis - Dunstable - Luton Station - Luton Airport
Monday to Saturday (during Porz Roundabout closure ONLY) operating 22nd -30th October 2016 ONLY
Download schedule pdf file

Due to the temporary closure of the A5120 Bedford Road in Houghton Regis, the Centrebus E busway service will be operating on a diversion from Monday 10th October.
The service will operate along the busway, before taking Blackburn Road, Townsend Farm Road, the A5120 and turning right onto Watling Street (A5). The service will then operate along the A5 until Hockcliffe Road, where it will continue along Toddington Road and Leighton Road. During this time the service will start and finish from Toddington Green, but will be unable to serve Morrisons. see map:

Centrebus Operations Team will be closely monitoring the delays and will work hard to minimize any disruption.

Centrebus would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this service diversion and thank our customers for their patience during this time.

Other buses

The 169 will operate into Houghton Regis but will incur some delays due to the diversion.
The 38A, 42 will operate directly into Dunstable, as they will be unable to serve Houghton Regis. Arriva have agreed that customers on the 38A can transfer with a valid ticket/pass onto the A service directly to Houghton Regis.
Customers from Houghton Regis wanting the 42 to Bedford will need to travel to Dunstable to catch the 42, or go to High Street North.