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 surrounding area.
Roadworks Permitting Scheme
England Permit Scheme
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 have worked 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.
A copy of the latest version of
the Scheme can be found at http://www.eastofenglandpermitscheme.co.uk/
Any questions or
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