Delays as work closes busy A43

Sections of the A43 will close as part of the ongoing Corby Link Road work
Sections of the A43 will close as part of the ongoing Corby Link Road work

Motorists will face delays next month while a busy stretch of dual carriageway is closed as part of the ongoing work on the A43 Corby Link road.

In order to complete the next stage of work on the £34m project, some sections of the A43 around Stanion will be closed from Monday, September 9, and Thursday, September 19.

The closure is necessary to allow workmen to realign the Stanion roundabout.

Cllr Andre Gonzalez de Savage, county council cabinet member for strategic infrastructure, economic growth and public protection, said: “Works have progressed well along the route of the new road, and works on the Stanion roundabout are now ready to be done.

“The next part of the work is quite difficult in terms of traffic management which will allow the Stanion roundabout to be modified and kerb lines realigned, while maintaining access to Little Stanion and the Eurohub.

“This is an essential piece of work on a very busy road, so there are bound to be times when congestion is unavoidable especially in the peak periods, but I would urge all road users to be patient.”

There will be two phases to the work: phase one will see the closure of the A43 between the junction of the A43/A6086 (next to the Holiday Inn) and the Stanion roundabout (A43/A6116 junction).

Phase two will involve the closure of the A43 to the south of the Stanion roundabout (A43/A6116 junction).

There will be three-way traffic lights in operation on the Stanion roundabout throughout both phases, to allow access to Little Stanion and the Eurohub via Longcroft Road, and the A6116.

Diversion routes will be signposted while the work is carried out, with through traffic being diverted along the A6003 and the A427.