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Carriage resurfacing work to take place on Queensway, Wellingborough

Roads and paths maintenance

19 August 2022

Image of traffic cones at a road closure

Northamptonshire Highways, on behalf of North Northamptonshire Council, will carry out resurfacing works along Queensway in Wellingborough from Tuesday 30 August through to Friday 9 September.

During these dates, full road closures will be in place on Queensway between the junctions with Brickhill Road and Milton Avenue and associated side roads between 9:30am and 3:30pm on weekdays and a signposted diversion will be in place.

As a regular user of this road, I know very well that it is in need of repair and that these works are essential, but, they can only be completed safely and efficiently with road closures in place. We do appreciate that road closures can be disruptive to those impacted, especially on such a major artery, which is why we try to keep to off-peak hours as much as possible. 

Throughout these works, we would encourage people to allow a little extra time for their journeys if they can and follow the signed diversion routes. During the works, there will be Highways staff available to provide help, where needed, though there will be no vehicle access to properties during the working hours.
Cllr Graham Lawman, the Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
Although these works will mean short-term disruption for local residents and businesses, I hope that the long-term benefits will outweigh this disruption. This work should ensure that this stretch of the Queensway is in as good as condition as possible as we head into the Winter months.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

North Northamptonshire Council is asking that residents move any vehicles parked within the works before 9:30am each day to ensure works can be carried out swiftly and with minimum disruption.

During the road closures, bus route W1 will not stop at the bus stops on the Queensway and access to this service will be available from the A5128, Northampton Road or Kiln Way.

The works will improve the structural stability of the road and safety for road users, with works including replacement of ironwork, where required, and the reinstatement of road markings.

All roadworks and diversion routes across Northamptonshire can be viewed on our current roadworks pages and for the latest highways updates, including any unplanned impact on roadworks due to weather, visit Northamptonshire Highways Twitter.