01 December 2014

Northamptonshire County Council’s plans for the A43 Moulton bypass will go on show next week to give people a chance to see the proposals.

The one-mile long dual-carriageway will link the Round Spinney roundabout, which is currently being enhanced, with the Moulton roundabout and is part of a wider scheme to improve the A43 between Kettering and Northampton.

It is expected that a formal planning application for the £18.75million project will be submitted early in January 2015.

Cllr Andre Gonzalez De Savage, county council cabinet member for infrastructure and public protection, said: “Improvements to the A43 between Northampton and Kettering are a high priority scheme for the county council and the project has been split into a number of phases in order to tackle initial congestion hotspots and in accordance with the funding available.

“The first phase of the works is well underway at the Round Spinney roundabout while things are progressing well with this next phase.

“Anyone who has travelled on this route knows just how busy it can be and, not only is this inconvenient, it is also an impediment to further economic growth and associated benefits.

“I’m delighted that through innovative funding solutions we’re starting to make some headway with this project and I’m pleased that the second stage of works will be starting soon.”

About 20,000 vehicles use the A43 each day and significant traffic congestion occurs along the route during the morning peak hour period for traffic heading south towards Northampton.

In the past the route of the bypass was identified as part of the Overstone Leys development, this exhibition aims to show the detail of the scheme prior to the planning application.

When are the exhibitions?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Moulton Village Hall, Pound Lane, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7SD

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Overstone Village Hall, Sywell Road, Overstone, Northampton, NN6 0AG