Repair works to Oakley Road Overbridge are included within Bedford Borough's annual programme. The extent of the scheme is to complete heat straightening repairs to the steel beams previously damaged as a result of vehicular impact from the A6. Unfortunately these works will necessitate a road closure of the bridge throughout the period of the works as it will not be able to sustain vehicular loading during the operations. Overnight closures of the dual carriageway A6 southbound will also be required throughout most of this period due to access requirements for the works. The footway between Oakley and Clapham will remain open throughout, but emergency vehicles will not be permitted to travel along either route during the closures. Opportunity has been taken to complete these works during the ongoing period of reduced traffic flows and to complete other lighting and gulley cleaning works during the road closures.
The site location and diversion routes are below.
The contractor has programmed these works from 18th June for up to seven weeks and notices will be erected on site which will provide the most up to date information.