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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.

Farndish Road (UC 279(i) and Podington BOAT No 3
Notice
Starts 01/04/2021
Ends 31/10/2021
To protect the surface from further damage

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 19/06/2021
Ends 18/12/2021
Collapsed badger set in the byway

Newton Lane (UC 286 (ii), Knotting and Souldrop BOAT No 8 and Part of Melchbourne and Yielden BOAT No Y8
Notice
Starts 01/04/2021
Ends 31/10/2021
To protect the surface from further damage

Thurleigh: BOAT No 49 (Cross End Lane) 
Notice
Starts 13/07/2021
Ends 12/01/2022
Current ground conditions may damage the byway 

White Lane Part of Odell BOAT NO 2
Notice
Starts 13/09/2021
Ends 31/10/2021
To facilitate the laying of a cable alongside the byway

Yelnow Lane Odell  BOAT NO 4
Notice
Starts 01/04/2021
Ends 31/10/2021
to Protect the surface from further damage

Yielden to Shelton Road Part of Melchbourne and Yielden BOAT  No Y15 and Dean and Shelton BOAT No S15
Notice
Starts 01/04/2021
Ends 31/10/2021
To protect the surface from further damage

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 27/05/2021
Ends 26/11/2021
Due to holes in the surface of bridleway caused by badgers.

Dean and Shelton: Footpath No FPD21 
Notice and Map
Starts 07/05/2021
Ends 06/11/2021
Due to a collapsed culvert

Harrold: Footpath No 2 
Notice and Map
Starts 16/06/2021
Ends 15/12/2021
Wall adjacent presiding to the footpath is deemed to be dangerous

Kempston Urban: Part of Footpath No 10 and Great Denham: Part of Footpath No 32 
Notice and Map
Starts 25/06/2021
Ends 24/12/2021
An inspection on Kempston Mill Bridge has been deemed this unsafe for public use.

Oakley: Footpath No  4
Notice and Map
Starts 27/05/2021
Ends 26/11/2021
To enable a sewer connection to be carried

Podington: Footpath No 2 
Notice and Map
Starts 09/08/2021
Ends 08/02/2022
Bridge has been washed away

Ravensden: Footpath No 7 
Notice and Map
Start 31/05/2021
Ends 30/11/2021
To facilitate a new residential development to take place

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

Swineshead: Footpath No A4  
Notice and Map
Starts 11/08/2021
Ends 10/02/2022
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 06/11/2021
Due to out of repair bridges along Footpath No 4

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 24/09/2021

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