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 between junctions J9 Kettering South and J11 Cranford. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:05 pm
Location : The A14 westbound between junctions J11 Cranford and J10 Burton Latimer. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:05 pm
Location : The A14 eastbound between junctions J9 Kettering South and J11 Cranford. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:05 on 19 October 2018 to 06:00 on 10 November 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:05 pm
Location : The A14 westbound entry slip at junction J10 Burton Latimer. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:05 on 19 October 2018 to 06:00 on 31 October 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:05 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound exit slip to the A509 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 October 2018 to 27 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:01 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound between the junctions with the A5001 West and the A6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 October 2018 to 27 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 October 2018 to 06:00 on 1 November 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 November 2018 to 5 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:01 pm
Location : The A45 westbound between the A5001 West and the junction with the A509 South. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 25 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 October 2018 to 31 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:01 pm
Location : The A45 westbound entry slip from the A509 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 October 2018 to 27 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:01 pm
Location : The junction of the A45 and the A509 North. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:01 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound between the A509 North and the junction with the A6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 5 November 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:01 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound between the A509 South and the junction with the A5001 West. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 October 2018 to 27 October 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 October 2018 to 06:00 on 1 November 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 November 2018 to 5 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:01 pm
Location : The A45 westbound between the junctions with the A6 and the A5001 West. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 25 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 October 2018 to 31 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:01 pm
Location : The A45 westbound between the A6 and the junction with the A509 North. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 3 November 2018.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:01 pm
Location : The A45 westbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 October 2018 to 25 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:01 pm
Location : The junction of the A45 and the A509 North. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:01 pm
Location : The A14 eastbound between junctions J3 Rothwell and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 October 2018 to 05:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:31 pm
Location : The A14 westbound between junctions J6 and J3 Rothwell. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 October 2018 to 05:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:31 pm
Location : The A14 eastbound between junctions J10 Burton Latimer and J11 Cranford. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 October 2018 to 05:00 on 25 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
Location : The A14 eastbound between junctions J17 and J18 Spaldwick West. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 October 2018 to 27 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A14 westbound entry slip at junction J12 Islip. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2018 to 05:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A14 westbound exit slip at junction J10 Burton Latimer. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 October 2018 to 06:00 on 25 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A14 westbound entry slip at junction J10 Burton Latimer. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 October 2018 to 06:00 on 26 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A14 westbound between junctions J13 Thrapston and J10 Burton Latimer. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 October 2018 to 05:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A14 eastbound between junctions J15 and J18 Spaldwick West. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 26 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A14 westbound between junctions J16 Catworth and J13 Thrapston. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 October 2018 to 05:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A14 eastbound exit slip at junction J10 Burton Latimer. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A14 westbound entry slip at junction J11 Cranford. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2018 to 05:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A45 westbound between the A5076 Northampton East and the junction with the A43 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 24 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A14 westbound entry slip at junction J13 Thrapston. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2018 to 05:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The A14 eastbound entry slip at junction J10 Burton Latimer. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 October 2018 to 06:00 on 24 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm

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