Bedford BC has agreed a temporary road closure at Highfield Road, Oakley to facilitate a railway bridge examination. Details are listed in the schedule below.
The alternative routes for diverted vehicles are as shown below and will be signed accordingly. The restriction is to be in operation only when the necessary signs are erected on site. The Legal Order will be made to cover a four month period; however, it is anticipated that the closure will be in operation from 2200hrs Saturday 20th May 2017 to 0600hrs Sunday 21st May 2017 – Specific dates will be advertised locally closer to the time.
Please Note: Due to the nature of the work it will not be possible for emergency service vehicles to go through this closure.
Road: Highfield Road, Oakley.
Length Affected: Between the roundabout adjoining the A6 northbound exit/entry slip and Pavenham Road, Oakley.
Applicant/Contact: Noreen Coldwell – Centurion Site Services – 0113 277 5360.
Reason: To facilitate a railway bridge examination.
Dates: The closure is anticipated to be in operation from 2200hrs Saturday 20th May 2017 to 0600hrs Sunday 21st May 2017 – Specific dates will be advertised locally closer to the time – No Access.
Alternative Routes: Proceed along the northbound A6 entry slip to join the A6 northbound and 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, then Bedford Road, Pavenham, and then Pavenham Road, Oakley, to site.
The opposite alternative route is the reverse of the above until joining the A6 southbound. After joining the A6 southbound, 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 site.
The weight restriction on Radwell Road, Milton Ernest, will be temporarily revoked for the duration of this closure in order to aid traffic management.