Overnight closures coming up at Chowns Mill junction near Irthlingborough

The closures are necessary for the safety of the workforce and to minimise disruption to road users

By Stephanie Weaver
Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 6:00 am

A series of overnight closures will be taking place at the Chowns Mill junction during August.

Highways England has said the busy A45/A6 Chowns Mill junction will be closed in phases to allow them to carry out drainage and ducting works throughout the junction.

The closures are necessary for the safety of the workforce and to minimise disruption to road users.

The series of road closures start on Friday, August 7, from 8pm until 8am the next day with the A6 northbound and southbound closed from Chowns Mill to Nene Park at Irthlingborough.

This stretch of road will also be closed for the next two nights on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9.

In the following days, the overnight closures will affect various sections of the roundabout.

The north half of the roundabout will be closed on Monday, August 10, from 8pm to 6am as well as for the following two nights.

An aerial shot of the work taking place at the Chowns Mill junction earlier this year

The eastern quadrant of the roundabout will then be closed overnight on Friday, August, 14, Monday, August 17, and Tuesday, August 18.

Several more overnight closures will then take place at the junction between August 19 and Wednesday, September 2.

Signed diversion routes will be in place during the closures.

However, the planned closures may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

The £24 million improvement scheme started in February and is set to take 22 months so the works are due to be completed by winter 2021/22.

The improvements to the roundabout will see the junction redesigned in a half hamburger layout including a new link road connecting the A6 South and A5028 with the existing roundabout.

All approaching roads will also be widened to provide extra lanes and to accommodate more vehicles. 

Once the works are complete, Highways England says the whole community will also benefit from safer dedicated pedestrian and cycle routes through the junction.

For more details on all the overnight closures, click here

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