Roadworks on busy Northampton roundabout finally finished after eight months

The roadworks on Round Spinney roundabout have been completed
The roadworks on Round Spinney roundabout have been completed

Eight months of roadworks on a busy roundabout in Northampton that have caused long delays for motorists have finally come to an end this week.

The £3.4 million scheme on the Round Spinney roundabout, which has involved widening the lanes and modernising traffic signals, started in September last year.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire County Council said the roadworks were now finished although some small “completion works” may be required during the next few weeks to ensure the changes were successful.

The spokesman said: “Round Spinney roundabout, Northampton, is now fully open to traffic.

“Works have taken place to improve capacity, including lane widening on the roundabout and approaches, and the upgraded traffic signals were switched on Thursday, April 23.

“Workers are still on site this week completing other works including installing some crash barriers and adding handrails and lighting in the subways. Teams will also be grass seeding the landscaped areas within the roundabout.

“All schemes are audited at this point and over the next few weeks some small completion works may take place (known as snagging), which may require temporary traffic management.”