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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

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).

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

Any queries, please email Highways.Helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk

Byway closures

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

Bolnhurst and Keysoe: BOAT No 53 (Donkey Lane) 
Notice 
Starts 02/04/2020
Ends 01/10/2020
Byway closed to cars. Current ground condition may damage the Byway

Thurleigh: BOAT No 49 (Cross End Lane) 
Notice
Starts 21/12/2019
Ends 20/06/2020
The lane is currently not suitable for vehicles.

Wymington BOAT No 8, Knotting and Souldrop Part of BOAT No 10 - (Forty Foot Lane) 
Notice and map
Starts 22/11/2019
Ends 21/05/2020
The lane is currently not suitable for users due to damage

Other closures

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

Bromham Part of Footpath No 9 
Notice and map
Start date 20/03/2020
End date 19/09/2020
To facilitate construction works

Clapham Part of Bridleway 18 
Notice and map
Start date 29/10/2019
End date 28/04/2020
Bridge is out of repair

Great Denham: Footpath No1 
Notice and map
Starts 02/10/2019
Ends 02/10/2020
Construction of development in Great Denham

Little Staughton, Part of Bridleway No 2 
Notice and map
Starts 29/12/2019
Ends 28/06/2020
This is due to planned works being delayed

Odell Footpath 12 
Notice and Map
Start date 19/02/2020
End date 18/08/2020
To replace the bridge

Ravensden Part of Footpath 4
Notice and map
Start date 17/10/2019
End date 16/04/2020
Due to the bridge being out of repair

Roxton: Part of Footpath No A1
Notice and map
Starts 01/11/2019
Ends 31/10/2020
To enable Environment Agency to carry out repairs to weir and lock footbridge

Wootton: Footpath No 1
Notice and map
Starts 25/07/2019
Ends 23/07/2020
For construction of a new development

Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden: Footpath No A11
Notice and  map
Starts 13/12/2019
Ends 12/12/2020
To replace a missing bridge

Wymington Part of Footpath 5
Notice and Map
Start 16/02/2020
End 09/08/2020
Installation of a new waterproofing system and parapet work

Information correct as of 11/02/2020

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