Raunds Town Council

Serving the people of Raunds

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Clerk: Ms Kate Houlihan
The Hall, Raunds
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire NN9 6LT

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A45 Chowns Mill - CANCELLED weekend Closure

A45 Chowns Mill - CANCELLED weekend Closure

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we've postponed this weekend's full closure of the A45/A6 Chowns Mill roundabout.

Next weekend's closures will still go ahead as plannedWe'll fully close the A45/A6 Chowns Mill roundabout on weekend of 12 to 14 March to complete the resurfacing work.

We'll write out to you closer to the time to confirm all closures.

We appreciate that cancelling work at short notice can be a source of frustration. We only do this if it is absolutely necessary to do so. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. More »

Please see the revised and updated road closure schedule below:

Weds 24 February 8pm - 6am

A45 Westbound Closed Stanwick Lakes RBT to Rushden Lakes RBT & A6 Northbound & Southbound Closed Chowns Mill RBT to Kimbolton Rd. RBT

Thurs 25 February 8pm - 6am

A45 Westbound Closed Stanwick Lakes RBT to Rushden Lakes RBT & A6 Northbound & Southbound Closed Chowns Mill RBT to Kimbolton Rd. RBT

Fri 26 to Mon 1 March 8pm Fri - 5am Mon

Entire A45 / A6 Roundabout closed for Full weekend:

A45 Eastbound & Westbound A6 North and South closed for full weekend

NOTE: Signed diversion routes will be in place during any closures. Our planned closures may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Where possible, we will notify you if there are any changes to the schedule.

How will the work affect traffic?

During the closures, we'll put signed diversion routes in place using alternative A-roads to take traffic away from local villages. While we encourage all road users to stick to these diversion routes, which we've agreed with the Local Authority we expect that there may be an increase in traffic on the surrounding local roads. Ditchford Lane and the surrounding villages of Chelveston, Rushden, Higham Ferrers and Irthlingborough may experience delays. If you do need to make an essential journey during either of these weekends, please plan ahead and allow more time for your journey.

Once the surfacing is complete, customers will benefit from travelling on a quieter, smoother road surface. Road users will also be able to see the intended outline of the new junction.

Keeping Informed

For information about the scheme, please visit our webpage:
www.highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a45a6-chowns-mill-roundabout-improvement/

To receive text alerts about future A45 Chowns Mill road closures, please text A45CM to 07537 439499. Messages will be charged at your standard network text message rate. » Less

Posted: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 13:29 by Emma Williams

A45 Chowns Mills Roundabout improvements

A45 Chowns Mills Roundabout improvements

During the day this week we will continue to work on kerbing, drainage and preparing for laying Tarmac this weekend. The road sweeper will be present during the day across all areas

There will be minimal nighttime work during the week, however we will have a closure of the southern half of the roundabout on Wednesday & Thursday to prepare for the forthcoming weekend works.

At the weekend, (weather permitting) we have planned for a full weekend closure of the Chows Mill roundabout – this is to safely complete the surfacing of the roundabout, we will resurface: More »

A45 WB approach, A6 SB Departure & the south eastern quadrant of the roundabout

We will be laying Tarmac both days and nights – residents may feel slight vibrations and hear an unusual amount of noise, compared to the previous few months.

We appreciate that closures of this scale can be a source of frustration. We've carefully weighed up the impact of closing the road against the benefit of reducing overall disruption to the network.

By fully closing the roundabout for two weekends we can carry out the work faster than if we had a series of road closures over several weekends or nights.

Once the resurfacing is complete, customers will benefit from travelling on a quieter, smoother road surface. Road users will also be able to see the intended outline of the new junction.

Please see the revised and updated road closure schedule is below:

Weds 17th Feb 8pm - 6am

A45 Westbound Closed Stanwick Lakes RBT to Rushden Lakes RBT & A6 Northbound & Southbound Closed Chowns Mill RBT to Kimbolton Rd. RBT

Thurs 18th Feb 8pm - 6am

A45 Westbound Closed Stanwick Lakes RBT to Rushden Lakes RBT & A6 Northbound & Southbound Closed Chowns Mill RBT to Kimbolton Rd. RBT

Thurs 19th Feb to Mon 22nd Feb 8pm Fri - 5am Mon

Entire A45 / A6 Roundabout closed for Full weekend:

A45 Eastbound & Westbound A6 North and South closed for full weekend

NOTE:Signed diversion routes will be in place during any closures. Our planned closures may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Where possible, we will notify you if there are any changes to the schedule.

How will the work affect traffic?

During the closures, we'll put signed diversion routes in place using alternative A-roads to take traffic away from local villages. While we encourage all road users to stick to these diversion routes, which we've agreed with the Local Authority we expect that there may be an increase in traffic on the surrounding local roads. Ditchford Lane and the surrounding villages of Chelveston, Rushden, Higham Ferrers and Irthlingborough may experience delays. If you do need to make an essential journey during either of these weekends, please plan ahead and allow more time for your journey. » Less

Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 10:21 by Emma Williams

Weekend Closures A45 / A6 Chowns Mill improvement work

Weekend Closures A45 / A6 Chowns Mill improvement work

A45 / A6 Chowns Mill improvement work – weekend closures

Over the past year, we've made good progress on our work to improve the A45/A6 Chowns Mill Roundabout. Once complete, the improvements will reduce congestion, improve safety and provide better crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

To safely complete the surfacing of the roundabout, we will need to close it and the roads approaching it entirely for two weekends. The closures will take place on the following dates and times: More »

  • 8pm Friday 19 February to 5am Monday 22 February
  • 8pm Friday 26 February to 5am Monday 1 March

We appreciate that closures of this scale can be a source of frustration. We've carefully weighed up the impact of closing the road against the benefit of reducing overall disruption to the network.

While we recognise that there is never a good time to close such an important roundabout, we're hoping to minimise the impact of this work by taking advantage of the lower traffic levels during the lockdown. By fully closing the roundabout for two weekends we can carry out the work faster than if we had a series of road closures over several weekends or nights.

Please be assured that we've consulted with key stakeholders and businesses about the closure options. The feedback we received from them overwhelmingly favoured the two full weekend closures.

Once the resurfacing is complete, customers will benefit from travelling on a quieter, smoother road surface. Road users will also be able to see the intended outline of the new junction.

How will the work affect traffic?

During the closure, we'll put signed diversion routes in place using alternative A-roads to take traffic away from local villages. While we encourage all road users to stick to these diversion routes, which we've agreed with the Local Authority we expect that there may be an increase in traffic on the surrounding local roads. Ditchford Lane and the surrounding villages of Chelveston, Rushden, Higham Ferrers and Irthlingborough may experience delays. If you do need to make an essential journey during either of these weekends, please plan ahead and allow more time for your journey.

How will the work affect local businesses?

We'll make sure that we maintain access to businesses wherever possible. Stagecoach will publish an alternative schedule to continue their services.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during these weekends. We'll do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

Please note that all our planned roadworks may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. We'll let you know in advance if there are any changes.

If you have any questions about this work, please call Paul Valentine, Public Liaison Officer on 0333 012 4596or email infoa45chownsmill@carnellgroup.co.uk.

For information about the scheme, please visit our webpage:

www.highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a45a6-chowns-mill-roundabout-improvement/

Yours faithfully,

Project Manager

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Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 13:31 by Nicola Barker

Map of Raunds and Stanwick