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Current temporary rights of way closures

Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTRO) are legal orders made by Bedford Borough Council under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

They are used to close public Rights of Way when works are due to take place on or near their line and if there is a likely danger to users or following serious damage to the surface. There are two types of orders:

  • emergency notices that last up to 21 days
  • temporary orders which last up to 6 months with an option to extend further through the Secretary of State

If  you need to apply for a closure please complete the application form (PDF).

Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) are legal Orders also made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and affect some of our Byways in the Borough. To find out what restriction is on each Byway and a location plan please see the Byways Open to all Traffic (PDF).

Any queries, please contact Highways Helpdesk on 01234 718003.

Byway closures

All notices and maps are in PDF format unless stated otherwise.

Odell: Byway Open to All Traffic No 4
(Yelnow Lane)
Notice and map
Starts15/11/2018
Ends 06/12/2018
To allow heavy machinery to undertake urgent improvement works to the lane.

Thurleigh: Byway Open to All Traffic No 49
(Cross End Lane)
Notice
Starts 21/11/2018
Ends 20/05/2019
Poor condition of the surface which is not suitable for vehicles.

Other closures

All notices and maps are in PDF format unless stated otherwise.

Great Denham: Footpath No.1 
Notice and map
Starts 02/10/2018
Ends 01/10/2019
Construction of development in Great Denham

Harrold: Part of Footpath No 4
Notice and  map 
Starts 10/12/2018
Ends 09/06/2019 
To enable revetment works to take place along the eroded bank

Kempston Rural: Part of Footpath No 25 - Emergency closure
Notice and Map
Starts 11/02/2019
Ends 04/03/2019

Kempston Rural: Parts of Footpath No's A3, 20 and 33 
Notice and  map
Starts 25/03/2018
Ends 24/03/2019
For construction of a new development

Knotting and Souldrop: Part of Footpath No 2
Notice and  map 
Starts 26/09/2018
Ends 25/03/2019
To enable the Odell Viaduct crossing the railway line to be increased in height and erect electrical equipment

Knotting and Souldrop: Part of Bridleway No 33 and Footpath No 42
Notice and  map 
Starts 13/08/2018
Ends 12/02/2019
To enable the Odell Viaduct crossing the railway line to be increased in height and erect electrical equipment

Roxton: Part of Footpath No A1
Notice and map
Starts 31/10/2018
Ends 30/04/2019
To enable Environment Agency to carry out repairs to weir and lock footbridge

Wootton: Footpath No 1
Notice and map
Starts 24/07/2018
Ends 23/07/2019
For construction of a new development

Wootton: Footpath No 43
Notice and  map
Starts 11/11/2018
Ends 10/05/2019
To replace a missing culvert

Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden: Part of Footpath No A9, 37
Staploe: Part of Footpath No 8, A8

Notice and map
Starts 07/12/2018
Ends 06/06/2019
Kier will be undertaking Directional Drilling for the Little Barford Switchgear Replacement project

Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden: Footpath No A11
Notice and  map
Starts 12/12/2018
Ends 12/06/2019
To replace a missing bridge

Information correct as of 14/12/2018

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