A section of the A507 near Arlesey and Stotfold will be closed this weekend to enable the installation of a new footbridge.

The road will be closed between the Stotfold Road and Hitchin Road roundabouts from 9pm on Friday, June 16 until 5am on Monday, June 19.

Over the weekend, a footbridge will be lifted and placed over the A507 to provide a pedestrian, cycling and equestrian link between Arlesey and Stotfold via Etonbury Wood.

Diversion signs will be in place during the road closure.

There are also continuing road closures and temporary traffic lights on Arlesey High Street. Three-way traffic signals will be in place until Friday, June 30, to implement a modified road layout and resurface the footpaths. A pedestrian route will be maintained at all times.

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During two upcoming weekends, the High Street will be closed from near Goodwin Drive to the junction with House Lane. Those closures will last from 8pm on Saturday to 8pm on Sunday during the weekends of July 1st/2nd and July 8th/9th.

A spokesperson for Central Bedfordshire Council said: "Please plan your journeys accordingly and give yourself more time if required.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and are doing our utmost to keep any disruption to a minimum during construction."