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Makeover starts in CMK

Vital repairs and maintenance have begun in the city centre ahead of the lockdown restrictions easing when shoppers and workers will be welcomed back to the area.

MK Council will be carrying out highway and parking maintenance works to:

  • Fix faulty street lights

  • Cleaning the road gullies (drains)

  • Repair any broken or damaged signs

  • Repair and fill potholes and other defects

  • Refresh the parking bay lines

Work began yesterday (24 February) with refreshing the parking bay lines and markings in the Council-owned car parks. This includes repainting the designated red premium and purple standard bay lines, directional arrows, Give Way markings and parking bay lines.

Pothole repairs will be carried out in early March on sections of grid roads H5, H6, V6, V7 and V8 that cross the city centre area and Midsummer Boulevard, Silbury Boulevard and Avebury Boulevard.

Councillor Emily Darlington, Cabinet Member for Public Realm said, “It’s vital as part of our recovery process that our city centre is open and ready for business as we emerge from lockdown.”

“We’re making use of the quieter areas now to coordinate these works so our budget can go further.”

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to use this available budget to carry out these works which will make a huge difference to the CMK area.”

There will be some temporary local road closures in place so these works can be carried out. All details can be viewed at


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