28 September 2011

Northamptonshire County Council has submitted a final bid to government for £22million funding which will help finance the A43 Corby Link Road.

If successful the money from the Department for Transport will be added to the council’s own contribution of £6 million and £8.6 million from third parties to finance the total cost of the project.

The A43 Corby Link Road will involve the construction of 6.5km of dual carriageway, between the A6003, just south of Barford Bridge and the Stanion roundabout at the junction of the A43 / A6116 to the south east of Corby.

The project was successful in making it through the initial ‘expression of interest’ phase in February 2011.

It was then elevated in to the DfT’s ‘development pool’ of schemes to go forward for further assessment via the current stage which is known as ‘best and final bid’.

County council cabinet member for infrastructure and public protection, Cllr Andre Gonzalez De Savage said: “The A43 Corby Link Road is a major highway scheme that has been developed over many years by the county council and remains a high priority with the aim of improving transport links between Corby and the A14.

“This road will support the growth of Corby and relieve the A43 at Geddington of through traffic.

“This bid is the best opportunity to make the link road a reality.”

A decision from the DfT is expected before Christmas, and if this bid is successful, the plan is to start on site in May 2012.

The road is scheduled to take two years to build and could be open to traffic in June 2014.

The bid and other information can be found
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