Planned Road Works For Mill Road

Dear Resident


Bedford Borough Council is pleased to inform you that carriageway resurfacing works are planned to start shortly.

The resurfacing work is currently planned to start on 4th August 2015 and is programmed to take 6 working days to complete, however should this change notices on site will provide the most up to date information. In order to allow us to carry out the work quickly and safely it will be necessary for us to close Mill Road to traffic from the A6 roundabout to its junction with Templars Way.

The road closure will be in place between 9am and 6pm. In order to access all areas to be resurfaced we must insist that no vehicles are parked on the highway during the road closure period on the days mentioned above. Please note that should there be obstructive vehicles left on the highway, 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.

Wherever possible access to your property or business will be allowed. There may be delays whilst plant and materials are moved or carriageway surfacing is implemented. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times. If access is granted through the closure please ensure you follow all instructions given and take care and keep speed to a minimum to protect the safety of the operatives on site. Please note that the materials used in resurfacing are hot until cured therefore care should be taken at all times during the works.

Preceding the closure itself it will be necessary to carry out some minor works to replace kerbs and adjust drain covers. We will not need to fully close the road to carry out this work, but some traffic management will be in place which may restrict parking and access at times.

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 road resurfacing includes a cold milling machine, a paving machine, the use of 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.

Your refuse and recycling may not be collected at the usual time for the duration of these works. Please therefore ensure that your waste containers (bins and/or bags) are placed at the edge of your property at your usual collection point by 7am on the scheduled day of collection. Please note that collections of general rubbish and recycling/green garden waste may not occur at a similar time of day, and that collections may take place up to 5pm.

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
Once the works are in progress, please raise any issues with the Site Agent, Mr Peter Knowles on 07841 480299.

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Emmett MIHE
Project Engineer

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