Further road closure on A6 near Desborough for continued bridge maintenance works

Parking, roads and transport

15 June 2023

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Essential maintenance work on a railway bridge on the A6 near Desborough will continue this weekend.

Because of the complexity of the work – a full road closure will once again be needed between the Desborough Road roundabout and the Braybrooke Road roundabout.

The closure will be in place between 9.30am on Saturday, June 17 and 8pm on Sunday, June 18.

A diversion route will be in place during the closure, which will be signposted.

It had been anticipated that the work could be completed during a closure last weekend but this has not been possible.

The project involves removing the existing carriageway and verges to expose the bridge deck to apply a new waterproof coating. 

Once the waterproof coating has been installed the carriageway and verges are re-instated. The works are to improve the lifetime of the structure.