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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.

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.

Bedford: Bridleway No 29 and Part of Cople: Bridleway No 6
Notice and Map
Starts 01/02/2022
Ends 20/05/2022

Bolnhurst and Keysoe: Footpath No 20  
Notice
Starts 27/11/2021
Ends 26/05/2022
Until repairs to two bridges have been completed

Bolnhurst and Keysoe: Part of Footpath No 70 
Notice and Map
Starts 10/02/2022
Ends 10/03/2022
Due to drainage and ditching works adjacent to Footpath No 70
 

Dean and Shelton: Footpath No FPD21 
Notice and Map
Starts 07/11/2021
Ends 06/05/2022
Due to a collapsed culvert

Harrold: Footpath No 2 
Notice and Map
Starts 16/12/2021
Ends 15/12/2022
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 25/12/2021
Ends 24/06/2022
An inspection on Kempston Mill Bridge has been deemed this unsafe for public use.

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 01/12/2021
Ends 30/05/2022
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

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 25/01/2022

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