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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:

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.

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

Tags: A45 Chowns Mill Roundabout, Chowns Mill, Chowns Mill Roundabout