Roadworks in and around Bedford
The map below gives information on roadworks for road users in
and around Bedford Borough. A
full screen map is also available displaying details of Bedford
Borough roadworks and a wider sorrounding area.
Roadworks Permitting Scheme
- The Traffic Management (Bedford Borough Council) Permit
Scheme Order 2012
As a Highway Authority, Bedford
Borough Council has a duty to manage and control the increasing
demand on their road network from the travelling Public and
businesses that need roads for journeys as well as the
services located underneath.
As a way of managing this demand a
number of Authorities are working in collaboration to introduce a
Permit Scheme within their area to improve the coordination of
works across their road network.
Bedford Borough Council, Hertfordshire
County Council, Luton Borough Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough
Council have developed a common Permit Scheme, called the East
of England Permit Scheme (EEPS), to be applied on all the roads
within their control.
What is a Permit Scheme?
Part 3 of the Traffic Management Act
provides the opportunity for Bedford Borough Council to make an
application to the Secretary of State for Transport to introduce a
Under a Permit Scheme, anyone
intending to carry out works on the road has to make an application
to the Authority for a Permit. In addition, the Authority’s power
to grant or refuse a Permit, as well as applying conditions to the
timings and/or work activity, is significantly increased. Through
such capabilities, the Authority operating a Permit Scheme will be
better able to coordinate and control works on the road, with the
aim of improving both the planning and preparation of works.
What will the Permit Scheme give to
the Road User?
The main purpose for the introduction
of a Permit Scheme is to minimise disruption from unnecessary or
badly controlled road works. There are many additional expected
benefits to be achieved through more effective control of road
works, which include:
- improving journey times and reliability
for all our road users;
- reducing the congestion caused by road
- improving the information available on
works, including advanced warning and duration;
- increasing the planning and control of
works to improve safety and reduce damage to the road.
When will the Permit Scheme
The collective group of
Authorities undertook a formal consultation with key stakeholders
An application to introduce
the Permit Scheme was submitted to the Secretary of State in
Approval for the Permit
Scheme has now been given by the Secretary of State and it will
commence within the Borough of Bedford on 5th November
A copy of the latest version of the
proposed Scheme can be found at www.hertsdirect.org/permits.
Any questions or comments relating to
the proposed Scheme or the current Programme will be managed
through Hertfordshire Highways and can be sent to email@example.com.