A45/A6 Chowns Mill Roundabout ImprovementRecently updated

Improvement to the roundabout where the A45 and A6 intersect at Higham Ferrers.

Region:  East Midlands
Start date:  2019/20
Cost:  ¬£21 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress Report

Thank you to everyone who attended one of our public information exhibitions, over 260 people attended the events where images and drawings of the proposed new scheme were on display and members of the project team were on hand to answer questions.

image of how the scheme will eventually look like
Designed image of what the scheme will look like when complete

If you were unable to attend one of the exhibitions, you can view the materials that were on display and a video of what the scheme will look like when complete in the documents tab below.

What's next?

The project team will continue with the detailed design phase of the scheme. Feedback from public information events and ongoing stakeholder engagement will be considered throughout the design phase.

Contacting the Project team via email: infoa45chownsmill@highwaysengland.co.uk

Timeline

DateEvent
March to June 2015Site surveys for detailed design
Late 2017Preliminary design
April 2018 Public Information Exhibitions
Summer 2019Detailed design
Late 2019Award of the construction contract
December 2019Start of works
June 2021Completion of works

Why we need this scheme

At Chowns Mill Roundabout the A45 is crossed by the A6. In addition the roundabout provides access into Higham Ferrers and Rushden. The high volume of turning movements combined with a lack of space on the roundabout result in severe congestion on the approaches at peak times. This results in frequent collisions.

We plan to improve the roundabout to address the existing congestion and safety issues while also providing future capacity to support planned growth in the local area.

You can see a plan of our proposals.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • alleviate existing congestion
  • improve safety
  • provide better pedestrian facilities at the junction while minimising effects on the local environment and community

Project media files and documents

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A14 eastbound exit slip at junction J8 Kettering Central. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 18:30 from 18 August 2018 to 23 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 18:30 from 28 August 2018 to 7 September 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 18:30 from 10 September 2018 to 15 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 5:30 pm
Location : The A45 westbound between the A509 North and the junction with the A43 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 August 2018 to 05:00 on 24 August 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 August 2018 to 05:00 on 29 August 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 12 September 2018 to 14 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:10 pm
Location : The A14 eastbound exit slip at junction J6 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 August 2018 to 05:00 on 19 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:06 pm
Location : The A14 eastbound entry slip at junction J6 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 August 2018 to 05:00 on 19 August 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:06 pm

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