South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous has strongly welcomed Highways England designating the A505-A4146 as the official diversion route for roadworks on the M1 this weekend. Andrew Selous said “This diversion of traffic from the M1 away from the village of Hockliffe is long overdue and extremely welcome. Recent studies have shown that it is in any case quicker for traffic to get up to Great Brickhill by going along the A505-A4146 then going up the A5. The A505-A4146 route also avoids going through any village or town. I will continue to work for Hockliffe residents to reduce the traffic problems they are experiencing”.