Work on A14 near Kettering is rescheduled

The A14 near Kettering
The A14 near Kettering
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Clearance work planned for the A14 between junctions 7 and 9 near Kettering has been rescheduled.

The westbound carriageway was due to be reduced to one lane to remove vegetation in readiness for the Kettering bypass widening last Saturday, but because of a high volume of traffic it was decided not to restrict the flow of vehicles.

Instead the work will take place over an extended period on Sunday and the following Sunday, March 10, from 6am to 10pm instead of 10am to 10pm as originally planned.

Any noisy work will be restricted to between 8am and 8pm.

Highways Agency project manager Mike Hall said: “Given the high number of vehicles using the A14 last Saturday we felt it was inappropriate to reduce the carriageway to one lane. We have therefore altered our plans to minimise disruption and have written to nearby residents to inform them of the change to the Sunday working hours.”

The main construction work is expected to start in the autumn, subject to the necessary statutory processes being completed.

Once complete the project will provide much needed congestion relief and improve journey time reliability and safety.

For more details on the bypass widening scheme, visit www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/A14-Junctions-7-9-Kettering-Bypass-Improvement.