Press release

Weekend closures on A14 eastbound between junctions 7 to 9 in Kettering, Northamptonshire

Road users are being advised of a three-night closure of the A14 eastbound in Kettering, between junctions 7 and 9 eastbound this weekend (30 May – 1 June).


The work involves widening the road and forms part of a £42million Highways Agency scheme to improve safety and relieve congestion on the A14 Kettering bypass.

From this Friday (30 May) there will be closures for three nights. The road will be closed from 8pm to 8am on Friday night, 8pm to 9am on Saturday night and 8pm to 6am on Sunday night.

In addition to the night closures, the eastbound off and on slip roads will be closed throughout the weekend from 8 pm Friday (30 May) until 6am on Monday (2 June). Diversion routes will be in place and will be clearly signposted.

Raymond Chitwanga, project manager for the scheme, said:

Along with safety and congestion benefits, the improvements are expected to make journey times more reliable.

We are carrying out the work overnight to minimise disruption to road users. A diversion will be in place taking motorists through Kettering from the A14 at junction 7 eastbound, to rejoin junction 9 where they will then be able to continue down the A14.

Road users are asked to plan their journeys, leaving extra time if necessary.

People can find out more about the A14 junctions 7 to 9 Kettering Bypass improvement work by visiting the Highways Agency’s website, Facebook page or by calling the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

The Highways Agency is also carrying out a large programme of work, as quickly and efficiently as possible, investing in the economy and support growth within the region. Major projects currently under construction in this area are:

  • M1 J19 improvements
  • A45/A46 Tollbar End Improvement
  • A45/A509 Wilby Way Roundabout Improvement Scheme

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer

Published 27 May 2014