Wilbarston Parish Council

Serving the people of Wilbarston

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Clerk: Mrs Becky Jones
1 Castle Road, Wellingborough
Northamptonshire NN8 1LL

Tel: 01933 273028

Refurbishment work on the A14 Junctions

A14 junctions 3, 4, 7 and 8: essential maintenance and refurbishment works At Highways England, we believe in a connected country and our network makes these connections happen. We strive to improve our major roads and motorways in the East Midlands, to keep people moving today and moving better tomorrow.

I am writing to inform you of a new scheme of works that we will be carrying out from 1 June 2021.

We will be carrying out essential carriageway maintenance and refurbishment work along the A14 between junctions 3, 4, 7 and 8 – Rothwell and Kettering.

What work will you be carrying out?

At junctions 3, 7 and 8, we'll resurface the carriageway and the exit and entry slip roads, refresh road markings, renew road studs, replace damaged ironworks, clean gullies and replace some traffic signs.

These works will take place on the following dates:

1-7 June Junction 8 westbound entry A14 no full closure

8-16 June Junction 7 westbound exit & A14 full closure on 10,11 entry and 15 June

17 June – 1 July Junction 3 westbound exit A14 full closure on 28-30 June including A6 over junction 3

19 July – 9 August Junction 7 eastbound exit A14 full closure on 29 July

At junction 4, we will resurface the footway along the entry slip road along with clearance of the vegetation that is encroaching on the footway.

This work will take place on the following dates:

2-16 July Junction 4 eastbound entry A14 no full closure

During this timetable of works we will be incorporating part of another scheme to upgrade and improve the existing emergency diversion routes along the A14, in this case, specifically at junction 7. We will both install new trigger signs, and, replace those that are worn. We will also attach new sign plates to existing signs and update signs using adhesive patches. Combining these works will save both time and money and prevent a series of road closures in a short time period thereby reducing the inconvenience to road users. To minimise disruption to the community and road users, we'll work overnight while the road is less busy. Once the works are completed, all road users will benefit from improved road safety and a smoother carriageway and footway.

When will the work take place?

Work is due to start on Tuesday 1 June 2021 and is scheduled for completion by early August 2021. We will work Monday to Friday from 8pm to 6am. Please note that all our planned roadworks may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

How will the work affect traffic?

To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and customers, we'll need to close the A14 sliproads overnight from 8pm to 6am Monday to Friday. We will also need to close the main A14 carriageway for several of the junctions as detailed above. During the closures we'll put in place a diversion route which we've agreed with the Local Authority. The carriageways will remain open outside of our working hours.

Maintaining safety during Covid-19

This scheme is essential to the strategic road network. All our sites have strict safeguarding measures, in line with Public Health England guidance, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and none of our sites are open to the public. All construction projects are closely monitored, and the situation is kept under constant review.

Keep up to date directly by contacting our Highways England Customer Contact Centre as follows:

• Email: info@highwaysengland.co.uk

• Telephone: 0300 123 5000

• Twitter: @HighwaysEMIDS

Posted: Sun, 04 Apr 2021 08:44 by Becky Jones

Tags: News, Road Works, highways, road closures