23 September 2015

Highways works on Mereway, Northampton, will help improve traffic safety and vehicle flow on the town’s ring-road, including access to the Wootton Hall site.

The £2.7million Northamptonshire County Council scheme will see a new signalised gyratory at the junction to Wootton Hall Park, with work starting this Autumn.

The new junction will be developed to the west of the existing intersection with its footprint extending south of Mereway.

When is the start date?

Work will start on October 5 off the main road with site preparation and road construction, while work on Mereway itself is not programmed to start until the New Year. The project is scheduled for completion by late March, depending on weather.

Cllr Michael Clarke, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “This project is essential to increase the capacity of the junction as well as improving safety, while including traffic signals in the design also means that there can be more control of vehicle flow around the Northampton ring-road.

“Mereway is a very busy route and this is an extremely busy junction so it’s essential that we do this work to improve traffic flow and safety.”

The work is being partly funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, which co-owns the Wootton Hall Park site with the county council and will be contributing £500k to the scheme.