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A5120

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A5120
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From:  Toddington Interchange (TL019297)
To:  Ampthill bypass (TL029364)
Distance:  4.5 miles (7.2 km)
Meets:  M1, B530, B5120, A507
Former Number(s):  B556
Old route now:  B5120
Highway Authorities

Central Bedfordshire

Traditional Counties

Bedfordshire

Route outline (key)
A5120 Dunstable – Toddington
A5120 Toddington – Ampthill bypass
A5120 Ampthill bypass – Ampthill
The A5120 Harlington Road heading north-east away from junction 12 of the M1

The A5120 is a semi-rural road in south Bedfordshire.

The route begins on the M1 at J12 and heads north-east through Westoning and Flitwick, where it zigzags over the Midland Main Line (and the station) between a full-size and a mini-roundabout. The High Street runs alongside the railway line, then the road winds into Ampthill Road. There's a brief glimpse of fields before the road ends at a roundabout, known as the One-o-One, on the A507 Ampthill bypass.

History

The A5120 was originally part of the B556; however it was swiftly upgraded and the A5120 number was applied to the route by the late 1930s.

When the number was first allocated, the route ended on what is now the B530 (then the A418) in Ampthill; however when Ampthill was bypassed in 1983 the A5120 was slightly shortened, to end on the bypass.

The route was re-aligned through the Toddington Interchange in 2012 during the M1 J10-J13 smart motorway upgrade, as part of work to change the junction from a diamond to a folded-diamond interchange.

The section south of the M1 was downgraded to B5120 with the construction of the Dunstable northern bypass, which opened on 10 May 2017.



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A5120 Bedford Road - Geograph - 234091.jpgToddington Green.jpgHarlington Road - A5120 - Geograph - 1521178.jpg
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