A series of junction improvements in and around Kettering will help traffic flow and assist facilitate development to the east of the town.
Plans for the enhancement of five busy intersections will be heard by Northamptonshire County Council’s cabinet next week.
The county council has already assisted Kettering Borough Council with the design and construction of the junction of Windmill Avenue and Deeble Road in the town.
Now the county council has been asked to improve junctions at:
- Stamford Road, Windmill Avenue and Central Avenue
- Windmill Avenue and St Mary’s Road
- Barton Road, Pytchley Road and London Road
- Barton Road and Windmill Avenue
- Barton Road and Cranford Road
The works are being funded with Section 106 money – contributions that developers make to the relevant planning authority, in this case Kettering Borough Council.
Cllr Ian Morris, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said:
“We’ve seen quite significant improvements to the highways infrastructure in Kettering over the past few years and this has made a positive contribution to the town centre.
“This new set of projects is very much an extension of that good work but also essential in allowing the road network to cope with the new development to the east of the town.”
Over the last few years the county council has worked with Kettering Borough Council to deliver a number of highway improvements in and around Kettering town centre.
This has included junction improvements at Northampton Road/Northfield Avenue; Rothwell Road/Northfield Avenue; Northampton Road/Sheep Street; public realm improvements in High Street and Gold Street and most recently the widening and conversion of Eskdaill Street to two-way operation, completed in late 2018.