Major work to begin on three Corby roundabouts to improve traffic pinch points and create pedestrian and cycle routes

There may be some disruption along the A43 during the works

Friday, 5th March 2021, 6:54 am
The Steel Road roundabout will have widened carriageways and there will be a bus gate at Arnsley Road.

A major project to upgrade three roundabouts in Corby is set to get under way in the next few weeks.

The Government-funded scheme will improve the A43 Stamford Road / Priors Hall / Weldon A427 roundabout, the Steel Road / Arnsley Road roundabout and the Birchington Road roundabout close to RS Components. There will also be a bus gate and improved pedestrian access at Arnsley Road.

On the A43 Stamford Road roundabout the carriageway will be widened to allow more vehicles to enter and exit it at the same time.

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The cycle route through the RS Components roundabout is shown in red.

At the Steel Road roundabout there will be widened carriageway and shared paths for cycles and pedestrians at the entrance to the roundabout.

And at Birchington Road there will be a shared footpath and cycle lane running through the roundabout itself.

Arnsley Road will get a bus gate - which means the road is narrowed so that only buses can drive through.

The project was started in Summer 2018 after Corby Borough Council secured £3.97m of grant funding from Homes England under their Marginal Viability Fund.

There will be a bus gate in Arnsley Road next to Adrenaline Alley.

The aim of the project was to improve the highway network around Corby so as to enable the delivery of the major growth set out within the adopted Joint Core Strategy (2016). It will help improve an important access to Priors Hall Park and will support the wider growth agenda across North Northamptonshire.

Leader of Corby Borough Council Cllr Tom Beattie, said: "I’m pleased that we are moving into the next phase of the project. As a council we have been committed to enhancing the area which will deliver improved traffic flow and cycle improvements, making it as safe as possible for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.”

Cllr Jason Smithers, Highways, Environment & Place Portfolio Holder at Northamptonshire County Council said: “We are pleased to be working with Corby Borough Council to bring forward this project following some good partnership working between both authorities and Homes England. The improvements will assist with the delivery of North Northants’ ambitious growth aspirations, and ensure that the highways infrastructure in this part of Corby is appropriately improved."

Work is due to get under way shortly.

The A43 Stamford Road roundabout at the northern entrance to Weldon and Priors Hall will be improved.