Have your say on Bedfordshire roads to prioritise during extreme weather

Have your say on which Bedfordshire roads to prioritise during extreme weather

Have your say on which Bedfordshire roads to prioritise during extreme weather - Credit: Archant

Central Beds Council are consulting on which roads to prioritise in the event of extreme conditions.

When extreme weather such as floods, storms, ice, snow occur, the council’s main concern is to keep key roads open.

Suggested routes have been chosen based on the highest volumes of traffic and the greatest risk of accidents occurring.

They want those routes to be able to cope with extreme weather and climate change.

Councillor Ian Dalgarno, CBS’s executive member for community services, said: “Local authorities can have an important role in helping communities prepare for climate change. Many road improvements require long-term planning, making it even more important for local authorities to start planning now for future climate change.”


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A group called ‘Resilient Highways Network’ has drawn-up the list of proposed roads alongside other organisations which includes emergency services, neighbouring authorities, the NHS, the Environment Agency and others who are all required to respond to any major emergency in Central Bedfordshire.

The consultation runs until 30 October 2017.

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