Roadworks in Niort Way in Wellingborough this weekend

The works are happening at short notice

By Phoebe Radford
Friday, 17th April 2020, 1:45 pm
Whitemountain are carrying out works on Niort Way in Wellingborough this weekend
Whitemountain are carrying out works on Niort Way in Wellingborough this weekend

Residents living near Niort Way in Wellingborough have been warned of work taking place outside of normal working hours this weekend.

Whitemountain workers will be on-site between 8am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday.

Whitemountain's project director, Richard Stokes, said: "The reason for this is that we have to complete a section of the embankment that supports Niort Way.

"This has been left out for some time while waiting for Anglian Water to complete their works in this area. They have completed this yesterday (Thursday, April 16)."

The works will also include part of the footpath which contains electric cables which will supply the Glenvale Park site and they are due to be electrified on Tuesday, April 21.

These cables will also allow Whitemountain to connected the street lights and signals in Niort Way on a date to be confirmed.

There have been a number of road traffic accidents at Gleneagles Drive junction. The signals will not be able to be immediately switched on from Tuesday, but Whitemountain said it will let residents know as soon as there is a connection date.

The construction firm have been using Facebook and email to notify residents of this weekend's works, but have decided against sending letters in case of the risk of transferring Covid-19.

The works this weekend will involve excavators, a compact roller and dumpsters to transfer soil.

Whitemountain said: "Every effort will be made to minimise the impact upon local residents."