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Council Announces Additional Roads to be Ploughed During Heavy Snow

Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced 45 additional roads across Bedford Borough which will be gritted and ploughed during extreme weather for the first time.


During the heavy snowfall just before Christmas many of the Borough's roads became impassable and the council ploughed all key ‘priority one’ routes. However, it was clear from feedback from residents that several key non-priority locations were impassable and created a danger for users even when taking extreme care. This also caused problems for refuse collections in some areas.


The Council has used this feedback to help it identify an additional 45 key locations where snow ploughing should be undertaken in addition to the main priority one routes.


Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: "We have listened to requests from residents to treat additional locations that become extremely hazardous during periods of heavy snow.


“While we can't snow plough the entire highway network some locations will now receive attention for the first time in these extreme conditions.


“Ploughing these extra routes will be made possible by our commitment to searching high and low to secure extra grit, over and above what we are allocated by the national Salt Cell. We have proven our commitment to not taking no for an answer in the last year by securing grit from as far away as Sweden, Egypt and India.


“The additional ploughing locations will be listed on our website so residents will be able to find out in advance what extra steps we will take in times of difficulty."

 

The additional routes are:

 

1. The Crescent, Stewartby
2. Park Crescent, Stewartby
3. Quenby Way estate, Bromham
4. Silver Street, Stevington
5. Gold Street, Riseley
6. Sharnbrook Road, Riseley
7. Colworth Road / Lodge Road, Sharnbrook
8. Gold Street, Podington
9. Church Lane / South Grove, Wymington
10. The Causeway / High Street, Carlton
11. Church Lane, Odell
12. Village Green Triangle, Odell
13. Old Road, Felmersham
14. Wood End Lane, Kempston Rural
15. High Street / School Lane, Roxton
16. Wyatt Road, Kempston
17. Hartwell Drive, Kempston
18. Farrer Street, Kempton
19. Marshall Close, Kempston
20. Henderson Way/Whittingstall Avenue, Kempton
21. Plover Way, Bedford
22. Swift Close, Bedford
23. Braeside, Bedford
24. Fairholme / Leasway, Bedford
25. Progress Way/Mowbray Road, Bedford
26. Pemberley Avenue, Bedford
27. Goldington Avenue, Bedford
28. Lower end of Lovell Road , Barton to Harrowden Road, Bedford
29. Aylesbury Road, Bedford
30. Cowper Road, Sidney Road, Milton Road, Bedford
31. Linden Road to Bromham Road, Bedford
32. Rowallan Drive/Poplar Avenue, Bedford
33. Ettrick Drive, Bedford
34. Mount Drive, Bedford
35. Monkshill, Bedford
36. Queen Street, Bedford
37. Cavendish Street, Bedford
38. Constable Hill, Bedford
39. Rowlandson Way / Lely Close, Bedford
40. Kneller Close, Bedford
41. Wedgewood Road, Bedford
42. Ramsay Close, Bedford
43. Cotman Close, Bedford
44. Haden Close, Bedford
45. Monkshill / Meadway, Bedford

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