Six weeks of roadworks to create Kettering parking bays

Grass verges will be removed and footpaths will be reconstructed

By Sam Wildman
Thursday, 16th April 2020, 11:39 am
Updated Thursday, 16th April 2020, 11:42 am
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More than six weeks of work to install parking bays in a Kettering street will begin on Monday (April 20).

A section of St Mary's Road - between Linden Avenue and Windmill Avenue - has been selected for a footway reconstruction scheme by Northants County Council.

Highways workers will remove grass verges to install parking bays, resurface footpaths and renew kerbs and dropped pedestrian crossings with the scheme estimated to be complete by June 5.

A Highways spokesman said: "Throughout the scheme, a full road closure will be in place on the St Mary's Road/Elm Road triangle for the site compound and a 24-hour one-way road closure and system will be [in] place [with traffic] into Kettering town centre only.

"A diversion route will be in place at all times."

Some work will take place across five different phases with road closures in place in different areas.

They are:

St Mary's Road (full closure) - between 8am and 6pm on April 20

Between Linden Avenue and Barnwell Street with no access onto St Mary's Road (closed from Fir Road) - from April 21 to May 8

Between Fir Road and Windmill Avenue with no access onto St Mary's Road (closed from Barnwell Street) - from May 11 to May 20

Between Windmill Avenue and Fir Road - from May 21 to June 1

Between Barnwell Street and Linden Avenue - from June 2 to June 5.

The Highways spokesman added: "During these phases, please ensure that your vehicles are not parked within the work areas as the operations will require full access at all times.

"No parking signs will be erected throughout the site to inform residents of the dates."

Any parked vehicles which are preventing or hindering work could be towed to an adjacent street.

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