Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, has written to Milton Keynes City Council calling on them to rethink their 18-month closure of the A509 after his petition reached 1,000 signatures.
As part of the Labour-Lib Dem council’s MK East expansion plans, the A509 near Newport Pagnell is now set to have closures in place from Monday (25th September) until 31st March 2025.
Many have questioned why the new access road has not been built in advance of the A509 closure which would have lessened the traffic impact on Newport Pagnell residents and those in the rural villages.
The local MP set up a petition against the closure last week and it has already exceeded 1,000 signatures from frustrated residents.
Ben Everitt MP said: “People living in Newport Pagnell and nearby have had to put up with traffic chaos over the last 18 months thanks to this Labour-Lib Dem Council and they are rightly concerned it’s only going to get worse with the upcoming A509 closure.
“Thank you to everybody who has signed the petition already to help us show the council the level of frustration we are all feeling with their incompetence. I hope it will make them re-think and put forward an alternative.
“The Labour-Lib Dem Council has ploughed on with its reckless MK East expansion plans despite my continued opposition and once again they are showing a complete lack of care towards our rural residents in Newport Pagnell and beyond.”