County Highways ensuring no repeat after flooding shuts A509 in Northamptonshire

Work done to fix drains overwhelmed by Storm Dennis

By Kevin Nicholls
Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 7:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 7:52 am
The A509 was closed in the wake of Storm Dennis
The A509 was closed in the wake of Storm Dennis

Northants Highways are confident they have beaten flooding issues which closed the A509 near Kettering in the wake of Storm Dennis.

The main route between Wellingbrough and the A14 was shut at the Burton Latimer turn-off as drains could not cope with heavy rain nine days ago (Sunday February 16).

Temporary traffic lights were installed as one side of the road became passable and the road was fully reopened by the end of the week.

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But more delays were reported yesterday (Monday) the lights were back yesterday as engineers worked to replace damaged gullies.

A Northamptonshire County Council spokesperson said: “The road had to be closed for safety reasons last week but we were eventually able to reopen the route with two-way traffic lights which were then removed as the water subsided.

"Today work was carried out to replace damaged gullies and this also needed two-way lights."