Drainage Works - Church Lane

Drainage works have been programmed for Church Lane, Oakley

Published on: 03/04/18

Bedford Borough Council is pleased to inform you that drainage works have been programmed for Church Lane, Oakley. The purpose of the work is to improve the surface water drainage in the area in order to reduce the risk of flooding on the carriageway.

The works will involve works on the existing surface water drainage system on Church Lane, the installation of kerbs and carriageway resurfacing.

The drainage work is planned to start on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 and is programmed to take 6 days to complete however, should this change notices on site will provide the most up to date information.

After careful consideration the Council has decided that the most efficient way of working is to complete these works during the day and will be completed on Tuesday 10th April 2018 and will include works on Saturday 7th April 2018. This approach considers the needs of residents, businesses, public transport, together with the type of road, type of works, and type of traffic management required.


Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times. The road closure will be lifted at the end of each day although some cones will remain on site to protect the recently installed sections of drainage.

The works will take place between 9:00am and 3:30pm. In order to access all areas of the works we must insist that no vehicles are parked on the highway during these times on the days mentioned above. Please note that should there be obstructive vehicles left within this area, whilst every attempt will be made to contact the owner, they will be moved to ensure the work can be carried out efficiently. The Council can recharge the cost of moving an obstructive vehicle to the owner.

All moving plant and lorries are fitted with reversing beepers and flashing lights for the safety of operatives and the public. The equipment and plant used for works such as this include engine powered saws and pneumatic drills, and will require a number of lorry movements. This means that some noise disturbance is unavoidable. We understand the inevitable inconvenience this is likely to cause for this limited time, and apologise in advance for any disturbance, we ask for your help and goodwill whilst work is in progress.

If you wish to discuss working arrangements relating to this work please telephone the Highways Helpdesk on 01234 718003.

Further information about any current or planned roadworks in Bedford Borough can be found on the website www.roadworks.org.