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Bedford Council

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Bedford Borough Council
Location Map ( geo)
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Primary Destinations
Cambridgeshire • Central Bedfordshire • Milton Keynes • Northamptonshire
Highways England Roads
A1 • A421
This article is about the Highway Authority.
For the town and Primary Destination, see Bedford

Bedford Borough Council is the Highway Authority for all roads in its area – which lies in the historic county of Bedfordshire – other than Trunk roads, which are managed by Highways England.

Bedford is a Primary Destination in the area administered by the council.

Trunk roads

The following roads that run through the council area are at least partially Trunk Roads, and are therefore managed by Highways England:

Principal and Classified numbered roads

The following is a list of A and B classified roads that are at least partially managed by Bedford Borough Council:

Route From To Length


A6 Luton Carlisle 299 miles View
A422 Spetchley, Worcester Bromham 84.5 miles View
A428 Coventry Cambridge 79.3 miles View
A600 Hitchin Bedford 18.2 miles View
A603 Bedford Cambridge 29.9 miles View
A4280 Bedford Renhold 4.0 miles View
A5134 Elstow Cardington 1.9 miles View
A5140 Bedford Goldington 1.7 miles View
A5141 Progress Park Bedford Modern School 2.9 miles View


B530 Fancott Kempston 14.0 miles View
B531 Bedford Marsh Leys 2.5 miles View
B560 Kempston Stagsden 3.1 miles View
B562 Cardington Road, Bedford Eastcotts 0.4 miles View
B569 Rushden Strixton 5.6 miles View
B645 Rushden Eaton Ford 17.7 miles View
B660 Bedford Ramsey St Mary's 34.7 miles View 


Classified unnumbered (Class III) and Unclassified roads

Main Article: Bedford Council (Class III roads)

For its Class III road network, Bedford Council uses "C" prefixes. Unusually, the council also chooses to number all of its unclassified roads with the prefix "L" (for local roads) and "U" (for unclassified roads). It also numbers all footpaths which are separate from a roadway in a series prefixed by the letter "F".


Main Article: Bedford Council (Junctions)

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Bedford Council (Crossings)


Bedford Council
A6 • A422 • A428 • A600 • A603 • A4280 • A5134 • A5140 • A5141 • B530 • B531 • B560 • B562 • B569 • B645 • B660
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