Rising bollards to be operational in Kettering soon

The rising bollards at the High Street entrance to Kettering town centre
The rising bollards at the High Street entrance to Kettering town centre

Bollards to prevent cars driving through Kettering town centre should be operational within a couple of weeks.

The work, which has cost about £250,000, began in March and is nearly completed.

Rising bollards will prevent traffic from entering the town centre in High Street, Lower Street, Meadow Road and Gold Street.

Manually operated bollards will be installed at the bottom of Meeting Lane and fixed bollards are also being placed at the entrance to Wadcroft.

There is no confirmed start date for the scheme, but it will begin with a ‘soft launch’ before being publicised by Kettering Council to give people time to get used to the changes.

The council says the bollards will not prevent delivery vehicles, but these will be restricted to arrivals between 5pm and 9am on Sunday to Thursday and between 5pm and 8am on Friday and Saturday and delivery vehicles will have swipe cards.

For more information about the project, visit the Kettering Council website.