Northamptonshire Highways are planning to undertake improvements to the Windmill Avenue/Deeble Road Roundabout in Kettering in July.
The works will improve capacity to the roundabout with alterations to pedestrian crossing points and new footway surfacing. We are also carrying out carriageway resurfacing on all approaches to the roundabout. In addition, we are replacing the existing zebra crossing along Deeble Road with a new pushbutton controlled pedestrian crossing. This will be a PUFFIN crossing featuring the latest Extra Low Voltage LED signal heads and pedestrian detection to improve safety.
PUFFIN crossings do not have a flashing green man/flashing amber signal. The overall crossing time is established each time by on-crossing pedestrian detectors. Demand for the crossing is still triggered by the push button unit but kerbside pedestrian detectors are fitted to cancel demands that are no longer required.
The red and green man signals are above the push button unit on the pedestrians' side of the road. This layout encourages pedestrians waiting at the crossing to look at the approaching traffic at the same time as looking at the red and green man signal.
Key programme of dates
|Monday 10 July 2017|
Scheme start date
A programme of works has been planned in partnership with all subcontractors to enable the scheme to be completed prior to the schools returning after the summer holidays
|Monday 04 September 2017||Scheduled completion date|
Towards the end of the scheme, we will require 4 or 5 nights to carry out the resurfacing of the carriageway which will necessitate the closure of all approaches, with access maintained where appropriate.
Traffic management (including pedestrians)
Traffic will be controlled under 3-way temporary signals, 24 hours a day. Pedestrian safety will be maintained with barriers along our work area. Whilst works are being carried out to replace the existing zebra crossing a temporary crossing will be provided.
Full access will be provided to all of the properties affected during the works. During the overnight road closures there will be a signed diversion route, with local access being maintained. Delays should be expected and we apologise for any inconvenience.
Existing bus stops will remain in place and bus services will run as they do now. However, during the night road closures, it may be necessary to temporarily divert current bus routes.
Further information on this will be available prior to the start of works:
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