Road Closures

Information below about planned road closures in or near Potton.


Temporary road closure – Potton Road, Sandy
Temporary road closure to enable new gas main installation.
Length affected: from junction of Swaden to outside of Sandy Petroleum Storage Depot.
Date: 24th August 2020 to 16 April 2021
Traffic controls: traffic lights and convoy working.


Temporary closure – Potton Footpath No 4
Central Bedfordshire has advised that the Order for the above footpath closure has been continued in force by the Secretary of State for Transport until 11 March 2022.
Click here for more information.  See map.


Proposed temporary road closure – Northfield Road, Eyeworth
(CBC Reference CBC 8876)
Temporary Road Closure at the above location to enable the Carriageway Pre Patching to take place in safety.
Length affected: full length.
Central Bedfordshire Council has advised that the road closure will now take place at some point from 30th November 2020 to 12th February 2021.  Exact dates and times will be given nearer the time.
Diversion route (see map):
Head south-east on Northfield Road towards Adsdvamed Road
Turn right onto Common Lane
Turn left onto Love Lane
Turn right onto Hinxworth Road
Continue onto Ashwell Road
Continue onto High Street
Turn right
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Biggleswade Road
Continue onto High Street
Continue onto Cambridge Road
Turn right


Proposed temporary road closure – Station Road, Tempsford
(CBC Reference CBC 8907)
Temporary road closure at the above location to enable carriageway patching to go ahead in safety.
Length affected: outside Mossbury Manor Entrance.
Date: This road closure is expected to take place on 1st December 2020 from 08.00 to 18.00hrs
Diversion route (see map): There is no alternative route for this closure.


Proposed temporary road closure – Biggleswade Road, Potton / Potton Road, Sutton
(CBC Reference CBC 8802)
Temporary Road Closure at the above location to enable Carriageway Retexturing to go ahead in safety.
Length affected: From Blane Place to Carthagena Road
Date: ROAD MARKINGS will now take place between the hours of 08.00 and 18.00 4th December 2020.
Diversion route (see map):
Head north on Biggleswade Road/B1040 towards The Ridgeway
Turn left to stay on Biggleswade Road/B1040
Turn left onto Station Road/B1042
Go through 2 roundabouts
At the roundabout, continue straight onto Sandy Road
Continue onto Potton Road/B1042
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bedford Road/B1042
At Sandy Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto High Road/A1
Continue to follow A1
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Hill Lane/A6001
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hill Lane/Shortmead Street/A6001
Go through 1 roundabout
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto High Street/A6001
Go through 1 roundabout
Turn left onto The Baulk
Turn left onto Drove Road/B1040
Continue to follow B1040
Turn left onto Potton Road/B1040
Continue to follow B1040


Proposed temporary road closure – Wrestlingworth Road, Potton/ Potton Road, Wrestlingworth
(CBC Reference CBC 8803)
Temporary road closure at the above location to enable carriageway retexturing to go ahead in safety.
Length affected: From The Baulk to Mill End, Wrestlingworth.
Date: Road markings will take place between the hours of 08.00 and 18.00 on 4th December 2020.
Diversion route (see map):
Head east on Potton Road/B1042 towards High Street
Continue to follow B1042
Turn right onto Eyeworth Road
Continue onto High Street
Continue onto Cambridge Road
Continue onto High Street
High Street turns slightly right and becomes Biggleswade Road
Go through 1 roundabout
Continue onto Dunton Lane
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Saxon Drive
Go through 1 roundabout
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Baden Powell Way
At the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Baden Powell Way
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Baden Powell Way
Turn right onto Potton Road/B1040
Turn left to stay on Potton Road/B1040
Continue straight onto Biggleswade Road/B1040
Turn right onto Blackbird Street/B1040
Continue to follow B1040
Turn right onto Royston Street/B1042
Continue to follow B1042
Destination will be on the left


Proposed temporary road closure – Sandy Road, Everton
(CBC Reference CBC 8925)
Temporary road closure at the above location to enable gas main installation to go ahead in safety (to lay 32mm single service).
Length Affected: From junction with Warden Hill to 9 Sandy Lane
Date: This road closure is expected to take place from 5th to 6th December 2020 for 24hrs a day.
Diversion route (see map):
Head north-east on Sandy Road towards Church Road
Sandy Road turns slightly right and becomes Potton Road
Continue onto Everton Road,
Continue straight onto Myers Road
Turn right onto King Street/B1040
Continue to follow B1040
Continue onto Station Road/B1042
Go through 2 roundabouts
At the roundabout, continue straight onto Sandy Road
Continue onto Potton Road/B1042
Turn right onto Swaden
Continue onto Everton Road
Continue onto Sandy Road
Destination will be on the right.


Proposed temporary road closure – Church Road, Sutton
(CBC Reference CBC 8942)
Temporary road closure at the above location to enable the construction of VXO to go ahead safely.
Length affected: Eyrie Manor
Date: This road closure is expected to take place
from 21st to 23rd December 2020 from 08.00 to 18.00.
Diversion route (see map):
Head south-east on Church Road toward High Street
Continue onto High Street
Turn left onto Sutton Road
Turn left onto Bury Hill/B1042
Continue to follow B1042
Turn left onto Sun Street/B1040
Continue to follow B1040
Turn left onto Biggleswade Road/B1040
Go through 1 roundabout
Turn left onto Church Road


Proposed temporary road closure – Guilden Morden Road, Wrestlingworth
(CBC Reference CBC 8990)
Temporary road closure at the above location to enable overhead cabling works to take place in safety.
Length affected: Full length
Date: This road closure will take place on 10th January from 08.00 to 16.00.
Diversion route (see map):
Head East
Continue onto Potton Road
Continue onto Fox Hill Road
Turn left onto New Road
Continue onto Guilden Morden Road
Continue onto Shingay Road
Continue onto Flecks Lane
Turn left onto A1198
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Lower Road/B1042
Continue to follow B1042


Proposed temporary road closure – Newtown, Potton
(CBC Reference CBC 8959)
Temporary Road Closure at the above location to facilitate the installation of new foul sewer connection and S278 entrance to take place safely.
Length affected: from junction Mill Lane, to outside 60 Newton, Potton.
Date: The closure will be in place from 11th January 2021 to 30th January 2021 and will be in place 24 hours.
Diversion route:
Head south on Newtown towards Old Bedford Road
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Sandy Road/B1042
Go through 1 roundabout
Turn left onto Chapel Street
Continue onto Horslow Street
Slight right to stay on Horslow Street
Sharp left onto Everton Road
Continue straight onto Mill Lane
Turn left onto Newtown and vice versa.


Proposed temporary road closure and revocation of one way system – Church Lane, Wrestlingworth
(CBC Reference CBC 8979)
Temporary road closure at the above location to enable Carriageway Patching works to take place in safety.
Length affected: Junction with High Street
Date: This road closure will take place on 13th January from 09.00 to 15.30.
The one way system will be revoked with a Gateman managing safe exits.
Diversion route (see map):
High Street
Church Lane