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A45 Chowns Mill Bulletin 19 02 20

Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:21 by Alison McLaven

Information regarding road works

Litter on A509

Posted: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:39 by Alison McLaven

Below is the response from Wellingborough Borough Council regarding the amount of refuse on the highway

We are aware of the situation and it is on our list of roads which we need to cover. Having said that there will be sections we may not get to safely without traffic management arrangements.

I can't give any indication of a date as priorities are changing every day whatever plans we put in place.

I hope we can resolve this as soon as possible.

Chown Mill update

Posted: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:21 by Alison McLaven

Work begins on the A45 Chowns Mill Roundabout improvement scheme on Monday 10 February.

Planned lane restrictions (roundabout will be passable)

Overnight(8pm to 6am)lane restrictions (single lane running) will be in place on the A45 East and Westbound approach to Chowns Mill roundabout, as well as the A6 North & Southbound approach to Chowns Mill roundabout on the following dates:

  • Monday 10 February to Friday 14 February.
  • Monday 17 February to Thursday 20 February.

Planned full weekend closures More »

The A45 between Chowns Mill and Rushden Lakes will be fully closed in both directions (eastbound & westbound) over the following weekends:

  • 8pm Friday 21 February to 6am Monday 24 February.
  • 8pm Friday 28 February to 6am Monday 2 March.

The signed diversion route will be the A45 (Wilby Way), A14, A509, as shown on the attached map.

Ditchford Road update

We are working closely with our colleagues in Northamptonshire County Council to coordinate our activities. Strengthening works to Ditchford Road Bridge (over the River Nene, connecting the west of Rushden with Wellingborough and Irthlingborough) are anticipated to be complete by 18 February, allowing us to carry out our planned weekend closures between Chowns Mill and Rushden Lakes. An update from Northamptonshire Highways about Ditchford Road is attached.

The A45 Chowns Mill roundabout improvement scheme has its own webpage:

For more information, please contact me on


Paul Valentine

Public Liaison Officer (A45 Chowns Mill Roundabout)

07596 278260

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