23 December 2015

Construction work to build a new signalised gyratory at the junction of Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, will start in the New Year.

The £2.7million Northamptonshire County Council scheme in Mereway will help improve traffic safety and vehicle flow on the town’s ring-road, including access to the Wootton Hall site.

Preparation works started this Autumn but from January 4 2016, there will be a series of night-time road closures and off-peak day-time lane closures.

Cllr Michael Clarke, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “We’ve done what we can to try and minimise the disruption caused and will endeavour to complete the work as quickly as possible.

“We would also encourage drivers to note the times of the road and lane closures, plan their journeys accordingly and, where possible, seek out alternative routes.”

When is the work taking place?

Tuesday, January 5 (8pm) until Wednesday, January 6 (6am) – a full road closure will be in place to install the safety barriers required for the work to take place.

Tuesday, January 5 to Friday, January 29 – Mondays to Fridays (9:30am to 3:30pm) off-peak lane closures on the eastbound carriageway with a 20mph limit in force.

Saturday, January 30 (12.01am) to Monday, February 1 (6am) – full weekend closure of both carriageways.

Throughout the works until April there will be off-peak lane closures between Mondays and Fridays (9:30am and 3:30pm). These will be introduced depending on requirements, with a 20mph speed limit in place during these times.

In early April a full road closure will be required for the final road surfacing and reinstating of road markings. This will take place at a weekend, with the exact date still to be determined. After the resurfacing work is completed work will continue under traffic management until the scheduled completion date in May.

As ever with Highways works, dates could change dependent on weather conditions.