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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.

Knotting and Souldrop: Byway Open to All Traffic No 1 and Wymington: Byway Open to All Traffic No 8
(Forty Foot Lane section 2)
Notice
Starts - please note delays have moved the start to 12/09/2020 
Closure expected to be for 3 weeks.
To facilitate bridge works

Odell: BOAT No 34 (Forty Foot Lane section 1)
Notice
Starts 17/06/2020
Ends 16/12/2020
Current ground condition may damage the byway

Thurleigh: BOAT No 49 (Cross End Lane) 
Notice
Starts 21/06/2020
Ends 21/12/2020
Current ground conditions may damage the byway 

The following Byways remain closed from 14 September until 30 September at which point the Seasonal TRO’s come into force on the 1 October 2020.

Farndish Lane -UC279 and Podington BOAT No 3 

Forty Foot Lane section 2 - Knotting and Souldrop: Byway Open to All Traffic No 1
and Wymington: Byway Open to All Traffic No 8

Newton Lane - Knotting and Souldrop: BOAT No 8, UC286 and Melchbourne and Yielden: BOAT No Y8

Sandye Lane - Dean & Shelton BOAT No D25, part of Swineshead BOAT No 7, Swineshead BOAT No 8 
and Pertenhall BOAT No 23 

White Lane - Part of Odell: Byway Open to All Traffic No 2 

Yelnow Lane - Odell: Byway Open to All Traffic No 4 

Other closures

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

Bedford: Part of Footpath No 58  Emergency
Notice and Map
Starts 04/09/2020
Ends  25/09/2020
To repair a damaged bridge as well as clearing a fallen tree

Bedford: Part of Footpath No 17
Notice and Map
Starts 07/09/2020
Ends 25/09/2020
Required for decking works to be carried out on Cardington Spillway Footbridge

Bedford: Footpath Nos 18 44 Emergency
Notice and Map
Starts 10/08/2020
Ends 31/08/2020
To install a new electric service main

Bromham Part of Footpath No 9 
Notice and Map
Start date 20/03/2020
End date 19/09/2020
To facilitate construction works

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

Ravensden Part of Footpath 4
Notice and Map
Starts 17/04/2020
Ends 16/10/2020
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

Turvey: Part of Footpath No A4
Notice and Map
Starts 10/08/2020
End 09/02/2021
For construction of a new development

Wilden: Footpath No 26 and Colmworth Part of Footpath No 19 – Emergency Notice
Notice and Map
Starts 03/09/2020
Ends  24/09/2020
To repair a damaged sleeper bridge

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 17/09/2020

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