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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.

Forty Foot Lane: Section 1 Part of Odell  BOAT No 34 
Notice
Starts 01/04/2022
Ends  01/10/2022
Due to wet conditions if required to prevent serious damage to the lanes

Thurleigh: BOAT No 49 (Cross End Lane) 
Notice
Starts 13/01/2022
Ends 13/07/2022
Current ground conditions may damage the byway 

Other closures

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

Bolnhurst and Keysoe: Footpath No 20  
Notice
Starts 06/05/2022
Ends 05/11/2022
Until repairs to two bridges have been completed

Bolnhurst and Keysoe: Footpath No 70
Notice and Map
Starts 30/05/2022
Ends  24/06/2022
Due to ground and ditching works

Clapham: Bridleway No 33 and Oakley: Bridleway No 10  
Notice and Map
Starts  06/06/2022
Ends   15/07/2022
Required for Anglian Water to carry out a water project

Odell: Bridleway No 31 and Felmersham: Bridleway No 8
Notice and Map
Starts 21/06/2022
Ends  11/07/2022
Required to enable bridge strengthening to take place.

Odell: Bridleway No 33 and Part of Bridleway No 37
Notice and Map
Starts  01/07/2022
Ends   18/07/2022
Required to facilitate the Daxtonbury Festival

Ravensden: Footpath No 7 
Notice and Map
Start 30/05/2022
Ends 29/05/2023
To facilitate a new residential development to take place

Ravensden Part of Footpath 4
Notice and Map
Starts 18/04/2021
Ends 17/10/2022
Due to the bridge being out of repair

Swineshead: Footpath No A4  
Notice and Map
Starts 11/02/2022
Ends 10/08/2022
Bridge being out of repair

Turvey: Part of Footpath No A4
Notice and Map
Starts 10/02/2022
Ends 09/02/2023
For construction of a new development

Wootton: Footpath No 1
Notice and Map
Starts 24/07/2021
Ends 23/07/2022
For construction of a new development

Information correct as of 23/06/2022

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