30 April 2010

Northamptonshire County Council, working with highways service provider MGWSP, is carrying out resurfacing work on the A43 in the county during May and June.

Having identified key areas where resurfacing work is necessary, the stretch of the A43 from Stanion, past Weldon and Corby will benefit from the work.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council said: “We are carrying out these works, on what is one of the busiest routes in the county, to enhance driver safety.

“These resurfacing works will take place off peak and at weekends when levels of traffic are at their lowest and the completed works will offer road users a smoother, safer journey.”

To ensure the safety of the public and the work force, it will be necessary to apply road closures or traffic lights to the carriageway.

To minimise disruption and ensure improvements are completed to the highest standards, work will be carried out off-peak and at weekends under road closures or the provision of traffic lights.

During the work, some drivers may wish to allow a little extra time for their journeys, a fully signed diversion route will be in place. However, outside of working hours the road will be open as normal.

Details of works on A43:

  • Full road closure and diversion – night closures for two consecutive weeks.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 to Friday, May 7 and Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 14, between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

A43 Stamford Road – Stanion (northbound and southbound, between the Eurohub roundabout and Geddington Road junction).

  • Friday, May 21, 2010 from 8:00 p.m. until Monday, May 24 at 6:00 a.m.

A43 Stamford Road roundabout – Weldon (whole circumference of roundabout including approaches).

These works are going to be undertaken utilising two-way traffic lights on the A43, but the A427 Stamford Road will be closed and traffic diverted as appropriate.

  • Two consecutive weekend road closures.

Friday, June 11, 2010 from 8:00 p.m. until Monday, June 14, 2010 at 6:00 a.m. and Friday, June 18 from 8:00 p.m. to Monday, June 21 at 6:00 a.m.

A43 Bangrave Road roundabout – Corby (whole circumference of roundabout including approaches).

The county council and MGWSP have agreed appropriate diversion routes and these are planned to ensure that drivers are taking the safest alternative routes on suitable roads. These are the only diversion routes recommended as they use major roads and are in place to ensure villages do not become over used routes and larger vehicles do not put themselves and others in danger.

Residents and businesses in the area are being asked for their patience while the work is ongoing to allow the scheme to progress efficiently. The emergency services will be informed and we will maintain access for them.