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Windmill Avenue road closure

Parking, roads and transport

22 November 2021

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Windmill Avenue, Kettering will be closed from tomorrow morning (Tuesday 23 November) at 9.30am until Thursday 25 November at 3.30pm.

Northamptonshire Highways, working with Western Power Distribution, need to close the road to carry out utility diversion works. 

Advance warning signs for the closure have been in place for the past week and drivers are being urged to use alternative routes. The local Variable Message Signs (VMS) will also be utilised during the closure period to advertise and inform of this closure. 

To assist with minimising the impact for diverted traffic, agreements have been made with Anglian Water to reduce the scope of their works in the area to minimise and mitigate the impact on motorists. 

The closure will restrict all through access on Windmill Avenue, between Eastleigh Road to Barton Road. Therefore, no access will be available to or from Barton Road from Windmill Avenue. 

During this closure, access to Tresham College will be maintained from Windmill Avenue. A temporary pedestrian crossing will be in place during the works.

To ensure the safety of both the workforce and road users, Barton Road will remain open to traffic but will still require two way traffic lights.  

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and have done all we can to reduce the disruption including considering night working however, this is not possible due to the current low overnight temperatures and the materials being used. 

Our priority is to keep people safe during these works and ensure we stay on programme to the complete the Junction E scheme before Christmas so that the improved junction can then be fully reopened.

Buses will be affected by the closure and we ask that passengers contact their bus operator for details.

Updates will be available on Twitter @nnhighways