Closure of Howbury Street
Howbury Street in Bedford, between Castle Road and Goldington
Road has been closed after resurfacing work uncovered several large
voids below the tarmac surface.
The closure is in effect 24 hours a day and will continue until
During the planned highway repairs earlier today (Wednesday 2nd
February), four holes were found immediately underneath the top
level of tarmac. Some of these holes were up to four metres long
and over a metre deep and are suspected to have been caused by
The Council’s first priority is always the safety of local
residents and therefore, the Council has been left with no option
but to close the road until it can be repaired and made safe
Investigations are now being carried out, in conjunction with
Anglian Water, to ascertain the cause for these voids. Once this
work has been carried out, repairs can be made and the road
repaired and reopened.
The Council has delivered letters to local residents to inform
them of the situation and signs have been erected.
The Bedford Borough Council Highways Helpdesk number is 01234