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Roadworks and closures in Bedford Borough

View roadworks in and around Bedford Borough using this interactive map.

Permit scheme

If you intend to carry out works on the road, you must apply for a permit scheme. For advice on the permit scheme or to discuss any immediate activity you may be undertaking, please contact us on

Permit schemes are a better way to manage works carried out on the road and minimises disruption from unnecessary or badly controlled roadworks.

Other benefits:

  • improves journey times and reliability for all our road users
  • reduces the congestion caused by roadworks
  • improves the information available on works, including advanced warning and duration
  • increases the planning and control of works to improve safety and reduce damage to the road

East of England Permit Scheme (EEPS)

Bedford Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Luton Borough Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council have developed a common Permit Scheme, called the East of England Permit Scheme (EEPS), to be applied on all the roads within their control.