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24 August 2018Temporary closure of Pavenham Road, Oakley

Bedford BC intends to close Pavenham Road, Oakley/Bedford Road, Pavenham for carriageway works as below


Roads: Pavenham Road, Oakley/Bedford Road, Pavenham.


Length Affected: From the entrance of Willow Vale to the entrance of Stafford Farm.


Contact/Applicant: For further information please contact James Salmon of Bedford Borough Council, Tel: 01234 276128.


Reason: To facilitate remedial carriageway surfacing work.


Dates: This temporary road closure is anticipated to be in operation between 1900hrs and 0630hrs on 5 nights from Monday 24th September 2018 to the morning of Saturday 29th September 2018 - Specific dates will be advertised locally closer to the time.


Signed Alternative Routes: Proceed in a south-easterly direction along Pavenham Road, Oakley, to Highfield Road, Oakley. Turn left and continue to the first roundabout. Take the 2nd exit and follow the road round to join the A6 northbound, then continue to Radwell Road, Milton Ernest. Turn left and continue along Radwell Road and then Bridge End, Radwell. Bear left and continue along Felmersham Road, Radwell, then Radwell Road, Felmersham, and then The High Road, Felmersham, to Felmersham Bridge, Sharnbrook. Continue along Felmersham Bridge to Odell Road, Sharnbrook. Turn left and continue along Odell Road, Sharnbrook, and then High Street, Odell, to Odell Road, Odell. Turn left and continue along Odell Road, Odell, then Odell Road, Harrold, then Carlton Road, Harrold, then Bridgend, Carlton, and then Pavenham Road, Carlton, to High Street, Pavenham. Turn left and continue along High Street and then Bedford Road, Pavenham, to site.

The opposite alternative route is the reverse of the above until joining the A6 southbound. After joining the A6, continue to Bedford Road, Oakley, and then exit the A6. Continue along Bedford Road to the roundabout adjoining Highfield Road, Oakley. Take the 2nd exit and continue along Highfield Road to the next roundabout. Take the 2nd exit and continue along Highfield Road to Pavenham Road, Oakley. Turn right and continue to site.


Note 1: The weight restriction on Radwell Road, Milton Ernest, will be temporarily revoked for the duration of this closure in order to aid traffic management.


Note 2: Please also refer to the attached plan showing the closure extent and the signed alternative routes.

21 August 20182017/18 Parish Council Audit

The Clapham Parish Council 2017/18 audit is now complete and the external auditor's report is available with the audit papers on the library page.

09 August 2018Transporting Bedford 2020 Begins on Manton Lane

Bedford Borough Council has begun works to help manage congestion on Manton Lane, Bedford as part of the Transporting Bedford 2020 project.

Manton Lane is a well-known congestion hotspot, not just for those who live in Bedford but also for those who travel via the A6 into the north of the town. To help tackle this, major works are being carried out over the summer.

From 30th July to the end of August, preparatory works are being carried out at the entrance to Bedford Modern School. During the works, temporary traffic lights will be put in place and working hours will be maximised to minimise disruption caused.

Resurfacing works will also be carried out as part of this project with Manton Lane from the Turner Way junction going south, and Brickhill Drive from Kestrel Road to the Manton lane traffic signals to be resurfaced. There will be overnight road closures in place from 8pm-6am, with these works set to be completed by night of 7th September.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said “Through Transporting Bedford 2020 we are investing £18million in our roads to help reduce congestion and deliver real improvements for road users. These works are just the beginning, with more changes planned for the Manton Lane/Clapham Road junction later this financial year.”

“This is the biggest ever investment in Bedford’s roads, and will deliver improved journey times, improved safety for all roads users, and a boost to our local economy.”

This investment follows a successful bid for funding from the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), through their Local Growth Fund.

To find out more about Transporting Bedford 2020, please visit www.bedford.gov.uk/transportingbedford2020

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