Public inquiry over proposed road improvements at Catthorpe

A truck, van and tanker involved in  a crash on the A14 westbound carriageway, near Catthorpe Interchange earlier this month
A truck, van and tanker involved in a crash on the A14 westbound carriageway, near Catthorpe Interchange earlier this month

A public inquiry to consider objections to the proposed M1 Junction 19 (Catthorpe) Improvement on the Northamptonshire/Leicestershire border opens on March 5.

The M1 Junction 19 forms an important interchange between the M1, M6 and A14 with more than 140,000 vehicles using it every day.

The Highways Agency’s proposed scheme would improve journey time reliability and safety by reducing congestion and accidents.

The inquiry represents the next step in the statutory process to deliver proposed improvements to the M1 at Junction 19.

It provides the opportunity for all points of view to be heard and considered before recommendations are put to the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

The inquiry will be held at the Holiday Inn at Junction 18 of the M1 at Crick starting at 10am.

The independent Public Inquiry Inspector is Mrs Diane Lewis.

Representatives from the Highways Agency will be there to explain their proposals.

There will be opportunities for those individuals affected who wish to speak in support of, make representations about or object to the proposals.

Any alternatives proposed by objectors will also be considered by the inspector.

Further information about the Highways Agency’s proposals, together with a map showing the preferred route, is available at www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/m1-junction-19-improvement-scheme.