Chowns Mill improvement works to continue despite coronavirus crisis

It means any road closures already advertised will be going ahead as planned

By Stephanie Weaver
Friday, 27th March 2020, 6:00 am

Work will continue on the £24 million project to improve the Chowns Mill roundabout despite the coronavirus outbreak.

The scheme to re-design the busy roundabout where the A45 meets the A6 started last month and is set to take 22 months to complete.

While many people are being advised to work from home and not make unnecessary journeys, staff from Highways England will continue to work on improving the junction.

How the new 'half hamburger' roundabout will look when completed

This means any road closures already advertised will be going ahead as planned.

With regards to all of its ongoing schemes, a spokesman for Highways England said: “Roadworks affect all journeys which is why it is important they are completed as quickly as possible.

“Our roads remain open and we will continue to maintain the network, ensuring that life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and healthcare staff can travel to where they are needed most.”

The spokesman added that all their sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The Chowns Mill improvement works are due to be completed by winter 2021/22.

Earlier this week the Northants Telegraph reported that 'boy racers' had been reported speeding and tailgating each other through these roadworks - to read more click here