Highway Network Management
In its role as the Highway Authority, Bedford Borough
Council is responsible for the management, maintenance and
improvement of the non-trunk highway network in the Borough. The
Borough Council develops annual programmes for capital structural
maintenance programmes in accordance with the Council's 'Highways
Maintenance Plan', the principles of which are:
· To deliver the statutory obligations of the
· To be responsive to the needs of users and the
· To contribute to effective highway asset management
and maintain the asset value;
· To support effective delivery of the statutory
network management duty;
· To support and add value to local transport
· To support and add value to wider corporate policy
2012-13 Programme of Works
programme of works for Structural Maintenance Schemes has the key
objective to deliver a programme that was based on the emerging
principles of the Transport Asset Management Plan, which is
intended to deliver improvements in National Indicator performance.
The programme also tries to meet the needs of the local community
by addressing issues highlighted by elected Members and Parish
The programme has been
compiled based on inspections carried out through the year and
suggestions made by local Councillors and Parish Councils. The
Council has had to evaluate these requests against the condition of
the road, the benefits to residents and local economy as well
as carrying out works that ease the burden of small scale repair
works facing the Council.
In addition to these carriageway repairs the Council will also
be improving some of the busiest footways and pedestrianised areas
in the town centre, maintaining highways bridges, carrying out
works to improve highway drainage and prevent flooding and carrying
out street lighting improvements as part of the Councils
carbon management plan.
A report on the background and process of developing
the programme of works can be found here
For Information on other schemes, such as traffic
management schemes, pedestrian crossings, street lighting, drainage
and structures work please contact the Highways Team on
01234 718003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council also publishes regular road works
bulletins to provide information on current road works in the area.
For information on road works, please refer to the
Bedford Borough Bulletin.
For up to date information on road works in Bedford
and the surrounding areas please click the link http://roadworks.org
Highways Maintenance Programme