M1 Junction 10a
- Location: Luton, UK
- Client: Luton Borough Council
- Partners: National Highways (formerly Highways England), Department for Transport
- Year: 2015
- Sector: Highways & Transportation |
- Specialisms: Highways Engineering | Project Management | Transport Planning |
North of London, Luton and its surrounding region is undergoing major redevelopment. From London Luton Airport undergoing £150M transformation to increase passenger capacity by 1M, to the adjacent Century Park Enterprise Zone, a scheme creating 38,000sqm of manufacturing space and 4,000 new jobs.
Completed in 2015, M1 Junction 10a is a vital component of these infrastructure improvements, located south of Luton connecting the highways to the airport.
What we did
Pell Frischmann’s Highways Engineering Team worked closely with its in-house Project Management Team to assemble a team to lead the scheme’s design and manage the construction and ensuring safety measurements across the programme; this required seamless communication with Luton Borough Council.
An existing roundabout, a primary factor for large delays and congestion in the region, was removed and a continuous carriageway was designed between the M1 Spur and A1081 Airport Way. London Road, one of the key roads leading from Luton to London, was redeveloped to pass under the M1 Spur Road to ease pressure on traffic. Furthermore, the teams constructed two new roundabouts and adjoining connections, allowing road users seamless access to leave the M1 Spur Road/Airport Way. Pedestrian and cycle routes were introduced adjacent to the new roads to encourage healthier lifestyles and greener travel.
On the periphery of London, M1 Junction 10a has been a vital connection between London, Luton, and nearby London Luton Airport. Due to rise in population in the regional, the highway infrastructure was experiencing significant queues and delays, particularly at peak travel times. Through collaborative design work, the highway has been redesigned to safely accommodate its road users. Its development has aided unlocking strategic employment sites, bringing investment of £1.5M+ into the town, constructing 4,000 new homes and providing 12,000 new jobs.