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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.

Byways Open To All traffic West in the Borough 
Notice
Starts 01/04/2021
Ends  30/09/2021
Notices will only be in place during inclement weather allowing ground conditions to improve.


Byways Open To All traffic East in the Borough 
Notice
Starts 01/04/2021
Ends  30/09/2021
Notices will only be in place during inclement weather allowing ground conditions to improve.
 

Knotting and Souldrop: Byway Open to All Traffic No 10 and Wymington: Byway Open to All Traffic No 8 (Forty Foot Lane section 2)
Notice 
Starts 19/01/2021
Ends  18/07/2021
To protect the surface of the byway

Knotting and Souldrop: Byway Open to All Traffic No 10 and Wymington: Byway Open to All Traffic No 8 (Forty Foot Lane section 2)
Notice 
Starts 09/12/2020
Ends 08/06/2021
Collapsed badger set in the Byway


Thurleigh: BOAT No 49 (Cross End Lane) 
Notice
Starts 13/01/2021
Ends 12/07/2021
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 06/05/2021
Ends  05/11/2021
Until repairs to two bridges have been completed

Cardington: Bridleway No 2 and Cople Bridleway No 14 
Notice and Map
Starts 27/11/2020
Ends 26/05/2021
Due to holes in the surface of bridleway caused by badgers.

Great Barford: Bridleway No 22 and Roxton: Part of Footpath No 19 
Notice and Map
Starts 09/03/2021
Ends  08/09/2021
Due to bridge being washed away

Dean and Shelton: Footpath No FPD21 
Notice and Map
Starts 07/05/2021
Ends  06/10/2021
Due to a collapsed culvert

Great Denham: Footpath No 1 
Notice and Map
Starts 02/10/2020
Ends 01/10/2021
Construction of development in Great Denham

Kempston Urban: Part of Footpath No 10 and Great Denham: Part of Footpath No 32 
Notice and Map
Starts 26/12/2020
Ends 24/06/2021
An inspection on Kempston Mill Bridge has been deemed this unsafe for public use.

Podington: Footpath No 2 
Notice and Map
Starts 09/02/2021
Ends  08/08/2021
Bridge has been washed away

Ravensden: Bridleway No 22 and Renhold: Bridleway No 9 
Notice and Map
Starts 04/03/2021
Ends  03/09/2021
Due to the Collapsed Bank

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

Roxton: Part of Footpath No A1
Notice and Map
Starts 01/11/2020
Ends 31/10/2021
To enable Environment Agency to carry out repairs to weir and lock footbridge

Swineshead: Footpath No A4  
Notice and Map
Starts 11/02/2021
Ends  10/08/2021
Bridge being out of repair

Turvey: Part of Footpath No A4
Notice and Map
Starts 10/02/2021
Ends 09/02/2022
For construction of a new development

Willington: Part of Footpath No 3, Mogerhanger: Part of Footpath No 3 and Great Barford: Footpath No 4 
Notice and Map
Starts 07/05/2021
Ends   06/10/2021
Due to out of repair bridges along Footpath No 4

Wootton: Footpath No 1
Notice and Map
Starts 24/07/2020
Ends 23/07/2021
For construction of a new development

Information correct as of 06/05/2021

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