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 Rights of Way temporary closure 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 closed to mechanically propelled vehicles except motorcycles and horse drawn carriages.
Donkey Lane (Bolnhurst and Keysoe BOAT 53) 
Notice
Starts 23/04/2024
Ends 22/10/2024
Required to prevent surface damage

Byways Open to All Traffic - closed to all users
Forty Foot Lane (part of Odell BOAT No 34)
White Lane (part of Odell BOAT No 2
Yelnow Lane (part of Odell BOAT No 4)
Notice
Starts 24/02/2024
Ends 23/08/2024 8 Wymington
Required due to surface damage

Byways Open to All Traffic - closed to all users
Forty Foot Lane (2) (part of BOAT No Knotting and Souldrop and BOAT No 8 Wymington)
Notice
Starts 24/04/2024
Ends 23/10/2024
Required due to surface damage 

Other closures

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

Bolnhurst and Keysoe: Bridleway No 29 
Notice and Map
Start 18/07/2024
End 17/01/2025
Required due to an out of repair bridleway bridge

Great Denham: Part of Footpath No 1
Notice and Map
Start 04/04/2024
End 03/10/2024
Required due to a construction of a housing development 

Odell: Bridleway No 31 and Felmersham: Bridleway No 8
Notice and Map
Start 07/07/2024
End 06/01/2025
Required as the bridge is unsafe

Riseley: Footpath No 29
Notice and Map
Start 03/02/2024
End 02/08/2024
Required as the bridge is out of repair

Sharnbrook Footpath No 6 
Notice and Map
Start 01/12/2023
End 30/11/2024
Required to carry out archaeology works

Staploe Footpath No 7
Notice and Map
Start 22/07/2024 
End 21/01/2025
Required to install a new potable water pipeline

Turvey: Part of Footpath No A4
Notice and Map
Starts 10/02/2024
Ends 09/02/2025
For construction of a new development

Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden: Footpaths No 8 and No 36
Notice and Map
Starts 03/07/2024
Ends 02/07/2025
Required to facilitate works associated with the improvement scheme

Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden: Footpath No 7
Notice and Map
Starts 03/07/2024
Ends 02/07/2025
Required to facilitate works associated with the improvement scheme

Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden: Footpaths No part of A10 and No 10
Notice and Map
Starts 03/07/2024
Ends 02/07/2025
Required to facilitate works associated with the improvement scheme

 

Information correct as of 17/07/2024