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

The scheme is estimated to cost around £40 million and any delays to delivery will see costs increase in line with inflation. At present, £25m funding towards the cost of the scheme has been secured through the government's Growth Deal through the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership.

Growth Deals provide funds to Local Enterprise Partnerships (partnerships between local authorities and businesses) for projects that benefit the local area and economy.

Further funding is likely to be secured through the development of land in the vicinity of the scheme. Discussions are ongoing with partners around completing the funding package to enable the scheme to move forward.

Possible timeline of key events

We are responsible for both the design and construction of the road. An update on the expected construction start date will be provided in due course when further work has been undertaken and more information is known.

Further information

This page will be updated as the scheme progresses.