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Resurfacing works in Main Road Wilby

Parking, roads and transport

12 November 2021

Image of traffic cones at a road closure

Resurfacing work in Main Road, Wilby will start on Monday, requiring a full road closure in off-peak hours.

The road will be closed between the A509 (Sainsbury’s roundabout) and the 30 mph limit near the Doddington Road junction on Mondays to Fridays between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

A signposted diversion will be in place; however, access will be allowed for residents and those visiting local businesses, including the Horseshoe and George pubs, under supervision. Works are due for completion by early December.

This work is important and, whilst we always try and minimise disruption with large-scale resurfacing works, we appreciate that road closures can be disruptive. As such, we keep the closures to off-peak hours, where possible.

We appreciate everyone’s patience while the scheme is taking place and would also encourage people to allow a little extra time for their journeys if they can. We ask drivers to follow the signed diversion routes.
Cllr Graham Lawman, North Northamptonshire Council’s executive member for Highways, Travel and Assets


We are committed to making sure our road infrastructure is in as good a condition as possible and once this scheme is completed it will make a big difference in this area.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council


The Stagecoach-run X4 bus will be affected and the service will be diverted (using the A45) and not run through Wilby village or High Street, Earls Barton when work is taking place between 9.30am and 3.30pm. During these hours, Wilby service users will be able to pick up the service outside Sainsburys, while Earls Barton residents can catch the bus from Main Street in the village. Outside these hours the bus will take the usual route.

Although works are due for completion by early December, they may be affected by bad weather. If this does happen works may need to take place at weekends but updates will be issued if this becomes necessary.

Northamptonshire Highways only close roads when it is absolutely necessary to keep workforce and road users safe.

When a road is closed and a diversion put in place  - a diversion must be provided using a similar standard of road. 

The diversion route, which will be clearly signed, is chosen to follow roads of a suitable standard and width to carry all traffic. 

The diversion can be viewed online.

Updates will be available from Northamptonshire Highways twitter: @nnhighways