Bedford Borough Council wishes to inform you that retaining wall strengthening works adjacent to a highway are planned to start shortly.

The works are currently planned to start on 29th July 2019 and are programmed to take 3 weeks 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 the south road into Upper Dean at a position 300m north of the junction with the Swineshead to Melchbourne road.

The road closure will be in place 24 hours a day and access for emergency vehicles will not be possible during the closure. Diversions will be in place.

The Number 28 service will continue running throughout the closure period although the bus stops at St Nicholas Church, Swineshead will not be served during these works. All other stops on the route will be served but some delays are possible.

If you wish to discuss these working arrangements, please telephone the Highways Helpdesk on 01234 718003 or email us at The helpdesk will direct any queries to the relevant officer to respond as appropriate.

17:31, 08 Jul 2019 by Ronald Grasmeder