Concerns over A45 and Chowns Mill roundabout raised with transport minister

Thomas Pursglove with Peter Bone and transport minister Patrick McLoughlin discussing the A45 and Chowns Mill roundabout
Thomas Pursglove with Peter Bone and transport minister Patrick McLoughlin discussing the A45 and Chowns Mill roundabout

Calls for improvements to the A45 and the Chowns Mill roundabout have been raised with the man with overall responsibility for the country’s roads.

The campaign is being jointly run by Tom Pursglove, Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Corby and East Northamptonshire, and MP for Wellingborough and Rushden Peter Bone.

Both are lobbying for the A45 between Stanwick and the A14 to be made a dual carriageway and for improvements to the Chowns Mill roundabout.

They met with transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP at the House of Commons to put their concerns to him.

Mr Pursglove said: “I lobbied for the meeting with the transport secretary having received an overwhelming response to my Listening Campaign on this issue.

“Clearly, we need first class infrastructure to continue our economic recovery and help businesses grow – that’s why I am calling for both a better, and safer, A45.”

During the meeting, the pair also presented the transport secretary with campaign card responses on the dualling and roundabout bid.

The cards have been distributed throughout the north of the county in order to get public backing from residents for the campaign.

Mr Bone added: “The meeting was very productive and the secretary of state pledged he would go away and look into the issue.

“There is a real appetite for investment in the A45 and the Chowns Mill roundabout with more and more responses coming in every day.”