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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
|March to June 2015||Site surveys for detailed design|
|Late 2017||Preliminary design|
|April 2018||Public Information Exhibitions|
|Summer 2019||Detailed design|
|Late 2019||Award of the construction contract|
|December 2019||Start of works|
|June 2021||Completion 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.
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
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