Corby highways work will help with future economic and housing growthParking, roads and transport
12 November 2021
Highways improvements to the east of Corby to facilitate the planned economic and housing growth in the area will start on Monday 15 November.
The North Northamptonshire Council project will focus on the roundabout at the intersection of the A43 and the A6116 Steel Road and is scheduled to take four months to complete.
The works carried out by Northamptonshire Highways will focus on four main areas:
- On the eastern arm of the roundabout - increase the number of entry lanes to three and the length of these lanes
- On the eastern arm of the roundabout - improve the width of the exit lane to allow better merging of traffic and improve visibility
- Close Arnsley Road to through traffic but maintain a one-way bus lane heading North. Public access to businesses on Arnsley Road will be maintained in and out from the A43 Steel Road roundabout
- Extend Priors Haw Road to provide a left in and left out access to Steel Road
The project is scheduled for completion at the end of March next year. Work will take place on weekdays between the hours of 7.30am and 5.30pm, with traffic management in place. However there will be some night-time and weekend closures for surfacing work towards the end of the project.
These highways works are very important to help accommodate the planned growth for this part of Corby.Cllr Graham Lawman, Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
It’s essential that the correct infrastructure is in place before further development commences and I’m delighted to see that we’ve been able to do this.
With any highways works there is always an element of disruption. This is unavoidable, but, what we can do - and what we will be doing here - is keeping this to an absolute minimum and provide marshals at access points. We do appeal to drivers, especially HGV drivers, to use the publicised diversion routes as there will be road closures towards the end of the scheme.
Creating enough housing and jobs for the people of North Northants is something we are committed to but it’s also important we get the infrastructure right.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
This project is a key element in this and I’m delighted that work will be starting soon.
Funding for the scheme has come from the Housing and Infrastructure Fund.
Information and updates will be posted on Twitter @nnhighways