A45/A6 Chowns Mill Roundabout ImprovementRecently updated

Improvement to the roundabout where the A45 and A6 intersect at Higham Ferrers.

Region:  East Midlands
Start date:  December 2019
Cost:  £21 Million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  June 2021
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A45/A6 Chowns Mill Roundabout Improvement

Improvement to the roundabout where the A45 and A6 intersect at Higham Ferrers.

What next?

We want to engage with people and businesses in the area and provide the opportunity to view the preliminary design for the project. We will be holding a public exhibition during the early stages of detailed design for this scheme. We will provide an update on the date, time and venue for the exhibition in due course.
DateEvent
March to June 2015Site surveys for detailed design
Late 2017Preliminary design
Summer 2019Detailed design
Late 2019Award of the construction contract
December 2019Start of works
June 2021Completion of works

Why we need this scheme

At Chowns Mill Roundabout the A45 is crossed by the A6. In addition the roundabout provides access into Higham Ferrers and Rushden. The high volume of turning movements combined with a lack of space on the roundabout result in severe congestion on the approaches at peak times. This results in frequent collisions. We plan to improve the roundabout to address the existing congestion and safety issues while also providing future capacity to support planned growth in the local area. You can see a plan of our proposals.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:
  • alleviate existing congestion
  • improve safety
  • provide better pedestrian facilities at the junction while minimising effects on the local environment and community

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Location : The A45 westbound between the A5001 West and the junction with the A509 South. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 May 2017 to 4 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 June 2017 to 10 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The A45 westbound between the junctions with the A6 and the A5001 West. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 May 2017 to 4 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 June 2017 to 10 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am

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The A47 is closed westbound between the A1122 and A10/A149, due to an overturned HGV.
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