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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

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

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).

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 21/06/2019
Ends 20/12/2019
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.

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

Great Denham: Footpath No.1 
Notice and map
Starts 02/10/2019
Ends 02/10/2020
Construction of development in Great Denham

Kempston Rural: Footpath No 12 
Notice and Map
Starts 19/08/2019
Ends 18/02/2020

Little Staughton, Part of Bridleway No 2 - Emergency
Notice and map
Starts 29/11/2019
Ends 20/12/2019
This is due to planned works being delayed

Ravensden Part of Footpath 4
Notice and map
Start date 17/10/2019
End date 16/04/2019
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

Thurleigh Bridleway No 14 and Bolnhurst and Keysoe Part of Bridleway No 91
Notice and Map
Start date 07/11/2019
End date  06/05/2020
Due to the bridge being out of repair

Wilstead: Footpath No 3
Notice and map 
Starts 09/06/2019
Ends 08/12/2019
To enable resurfacing works to take place on a section of the A6

Wilstead: Footpath No 4
Notice and map
Starts 01/07/2019
Ends 31/12/2019
To enable resurfacing works to take place on a section of the A6

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 13/06/2019
Ends 12/12/2019
To replace a missing bridge

Wymington: Part of Footpath No 2 
Notice and map
Starts 01/10/2019
Ends 01/04/2020
Required to enable repairs to a bridge 

Wymington Part of Footpath 5
Notice and Map
Start 16/11/2019
End 15/02/2020
Installation of a new waterproofing system and parapet work

Information correct as of 01/10/2019

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