A509 Wellingborough Development Link Phase 1 (Isham Bypass)

The A509 Wellingborough Development Link Phase 1 (Isham Bypass) has been developed to address existing traffic issues in Isham and to accommodate the anticipated traffic growth in the coming years.

Description of scheme

The bypass will commence at the A14 Pytchley Road roundabout (A14 Junction 9) and run in a southerly direction, west of the village of Isham, and re-join the A509 Kettering Road midway between Hill Top and Great Harrowden.

There will be two roundabout junctions:

  • at a junction with the existing A509 Kettering Road, south of the A14 Pytchley roundabout
  • at a junction with the B574 Hill Top Road

The A509 is an important primary route in Northamptonshire providing a north/south link between the A14 and A45 trunk roads, serving Kettering and Wellingborough and destinations towards the southwest.

You can view the route below:

Benefits of the scheme

The A509 Isham Bypass will improve transport links between Kettering and Wellingborough, helping to meet the needs of growth in the 2 towns, and also improve access from Wellingborough to the A14, while relieving some through traffic.

Public consultation

Consultation on the scheme with stakeholders and the public started in November 2001. Following further refinement, a preferred route was agreed by Cabinet in May 2003.

Scheme cost and how it will be funded

At present, £25m funding towards the current £38.5m cost of the scheme has been secured through the government's Growth Deal through the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership. The remaining funding will come through partners.

Possible timeline of key events

We are responsible for both the design and construction of the road. The earliest date that construction can start is Autumn 2018.

Further information

This page will be updated as the scheme progresses.