Improvement plans for busy roundabout go on show next week

Plans for improvement works to the A45 Chowns Mill roundabout will go on show next week.

Highways England is inviting people to the Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden, between 2pm and 8pm on Friday, April 6 and between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, April 7. Here they will be given the chance to have their say on the £21million improvement works earmarked for the busy roundabout which links the A6 to the A45 and Higham Ferrers.

It is hoped the proposed improvements will reduce existing congestion, improve safety and provide better pedestrian facilities at the junction while minimising effects on the local environment and community.

A statement by Highways England on their website says: “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.”

The programme is on track for construction to begin in December next year.

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