5million for Borough Roads
A programme of works, worth more than £5million, to repair and
resurface highways across Bedford Borough has now been
Bedford Borough Council’s Highways Maintenance Programme for
2011/12 sets a timetable for works across the borough and will be
spending over £5 million pounds improving our highways.
Since 2009 the Borough Council has carried out major repair and
refurbishment works on over 100 roads around the Borough, including
major roads such as Union Street, Bromham Road, The Embankment,
Castle Road, Midland Road, St Johns St Kempston and the A6 at
This year, the Council plans to continue this programme of
improvement, with roads such as Goldington Road, Elstow Road,
Highbury Grove in Clapham, parts of the B660 and Philpotts Avenue
receiving attention. A number of local residential roads will also
be resurfaced as part of the programme.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Local residents
repeatedly tell me the condition of our roads is very important to
them and they back our efforts to continue to make record
investments in order to improve our road network.
“By allocating more than £5million we are making it very clear
we will continue to work hard to improve the standard of roads
across the borough.
“As part of our commitment to openness and transparency, the
programme of carriageway works will be available on our website see
and allowing residents to see what work is planned to improve our
The programme has been compiled based on inspections carried out
through the year and suggestions made by local Councillors and
Parish Councils. The Council has had to evaluate these requests
against the condition of the road, the benefits to residents and
local economy as well as carrying out works that ease the burden of
small scale repair works facing the Council.
In addition to these carriageway repairs the Council will also be
improving some of the busiest footways and pedestrianised areas in
the town centre, maintaining highways bridges, carrying out works
to improve highway drainage and prevent flooding and carrying out
street lighting improvements as part of the Councils carbon
To see the
programme of works scheduled for 2011/12, click here