04 November 2013

Work is continuing on the A43 Corby Link Road and when it is complete the route will help improve the county’s strategic infrastructure.

Soon, as part of the £34 million Northamptonshire County Council project, sections of the A6003 between North Kettering Business Park and the Oakley Hay roundabout will need to be closed to complete essential resurfacing works on both carriageways of the A6003.

The closure will take place in two phases with each phase scheduled to last for two days.

When will the closures take place?

The northbound carriageway will be closed first on Monday, 11 November to the early hours of Wednesday, 13 November, 2013, from North Kettering Business Park to the Oakley Hay roundabout.

It is expected that the SOUTHBOUND carriageway will be closed from the early hours of Wednesday, 13 November and reopen on Friday, 15 November; however, this will be dependent on progress and the weather conditions.

Cllr Andre Gonzalez De Savage, county council cabinet member for strategic infrastructure, economic growth and public protection, said: “We realise that the road going public have been inconvenienced over the last couple of months, but we do need to get this piece of works completed before the winter sets in.

“We also realise that it’s not ideal having to close the carriageways but it is necessary for safety reasons for both the public and the workers.

“The A6003 is a very busy road, although diversions will be signed there are bound to be times when congestion is unavoidable especially in the peak periods. I would ask all road users for their continued patience throughout the duration of the works and we need everyone to play their part in keeping both drivers and the workers safe.”

The A43 Stanion roundabout will be reopened prior to the A6003 being closed. Access to and from the North Kettering Business Area will be maintained from the A43/A14 at all times.

Phase One

NORTHBOUND CLOSURE - from North Kettering Business Park (Hamburger roundabout) to Oakley Hay roundabout

Local traffic
Access will be maintained at all times for all properties within the closure.

Traffic Heading North
Vehicles travelling north from Kettering should use the A43 northbound (Stamford Road) through Geddington, then the A427 towards Corby, and take the A6014 (Oakley Road) and back towards the A6003 at Oakley Hay roundabout, Corby.

The south bound carriageway of the A6003 will remain open during this phase to allow access from Corby to Kettering and the A14.

Phase Two

SOUTHBOUND CLOSURE from Oakley Hay Roundabout to the North Kettering Business Area junction.

Local traffic
Access will be maintained at all times, to residents/business within the closure.

Traffic heading south
Vehicles that would normally travel south down the A6003 between Corby and Kettering should use the A6014 (Oakley Road) towards Corby, the A427 towards Weldon, and the A43 southbound (Stamford Road) through Geddington and back on to the A6003 at Kettering.

The northbound carriageway of the A6003 will be open during this phase to allow access from the A14 and Kettering to Corby.