Repair works to Oakley Road Overbridge

The Borough contractor has programmed these works from 24th June for up to the end of August

Date Published: 02/06/2020



The Borough Council contractor has managed to combine resources and shorten the period of road closure for these works.  Consequently the closures have now been programmed from 24th June until the original end date at the beginning of August. 

Clapham A6 Bypass

Repair works to Oakley Road Overbridge are included within this year’s Bedford Borough annual programme.  The extent of the scheme is to complete heat straightening repairs to the steel beams previously damaged as a result of vehicular impact from the A6.  Unfortunately these works will necessitate a road closure of the bridge throughout the period of the works as it will not be able to sustain vehicular loading during the operations.  Overnight closures of the dual carriageway A6 southbound will also be required throughout most of this period due to access requirements for the works.  The footway between Oakley and Clapham will remain open throughout, but emergency vehicles will not be permitted to travel along either route during the closures.  Opportunity has been taken to complete these works during the ongoing period of reduced traffic flows and to complete other lighting and gulley cleaning works during the road closures.

The Borough contractor has programmed these works from 18th June for up to seven weeks.  Notices will be erected on site which will provide the most up to date information.

The site location and diversion routes can be downloaded below:

ORO Location Plan

ORO bridge closure diversion route

ORO A6 south closure diversion route