Maintenance works planned for Rothwell Road, Kettering

Road closure on A6 near Desborough for essential bridge maintenance works

Essential maintenance work on a railway bridge on the A6 near Desborough will start this week.

The works will involve removing the existing carriageway and verges to expose the bridge deck to apply a new waterproof coating.

Once the waterproof coating has been installed the carriageway and verges will be re-instated. The works are to improve the lifetime of the structure.

Because of the complexity of the work – a full road closure will be needed between the Desborough Road roundabout and the Braybrooke Road roundabout.

The closure will be in place between 8pm on Friday, June 9 and 6am on Tuesday, June 13.

A diversion route will be in place during the closure, which will be signposted.

Cllr Graham Lawman, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets, said:

“We need to do some vital maintenance work on the A6 and whilst we try to keep our roads open and moving, sometimes we need to close them fully to carry out repairs.

“We always consider the impact on all road users and plan our works to minimise disruption, however, works of this nature can only be carried out under a full closure, both in terms of safety and getting the job done as quickly as possible.

“Please use the signed diversion routes. We would like to thank the travelling public for their understanding and patience and apologise for any inconvenience while this work is taking place.”

Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council, said:

“A safe, efficient highways network is essential for a prosperous, well-connected area and keeping it well maintained is important. This work will prolong the lifetime of this stretch of road, which will be beneficial in the long-term.”


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