Press release

Update: A14 Kettering Bypass improvements

Further improvements are planned for the A14 junctions 7 to 9 Kettering Bypass in Northamptonshire.

Following the completion of the widening of the bypass there will be overnight resurfacing work starting this spring.

The additional work involves resurfacing the existing lanes and slip roads which are in need of repair as the road surface has deteriorated earlier than expected. The work will take place overnight to minimise disruption.

The A14 Kettering bypass widening project between junctions 7 and 9 is progressing well and is on target to complete this spring. Once finished it will relieve congestion and improve journey times.

Highways Agency Project Manager, Mary Chatfield said:

We are on target to complete the vital widening of the A14 in Northamptonshire this spring.

Due to the layout of the roadworks we have in place for the widening, it was not possible to build the resurfacing into the programme of work. Therefore, we will be doing the essential overnight repair work straight after we have completed the widening.

By doing it this way it will reduce unplanned works, give road users a new carriageway surface and avoid the need to re-visit this same location to resurface for five years.

We will confirm the details of when the resurfacing work will take place as soon as we have more information.

We will be working overnight to create as little disruption as possible, and during the day the newly widened A14, with three lanes in both directions, will be open to traffic.

For more information about the A14 widening scheme and to keep up to date with work on this section please go to the dedicated webpage.

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