Busy road in Northampton to be widened near to University of Northampton’s new campus

The new bridge will go over the River Nene off Bedford Road
The new bridge will go over the River Nene off Bedford Road
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Work is due to start on widening a stretch of road next to the University of Northampton’s new £330 million campus ahead of the building of a new bridge across the River Nene.

The roadworks, which will include improvements to the existing pedestrian crossings and pedestrian walkways on the north side of the river will begin on Tuesday, May 3.

Works are being carrioed out to widen Bedford Road to provide a new entrance to the University of Northampton's new �330 million campus

Works are being carrioed out to widen Bedford Road to provide a new entrance to the University of Northampton's new �330 million campus

A new single carriageway road bridge is set to be installed between Cliftonville and Nunn Mills Road, which will link the Bedford Road into the new campus across the River Nene.

A new footbridge, linking Beckett’s Park with the new campus and on to Delapre Abbey is also under construction.

The work is all part of the University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus development, which will regenerate a 58 acre brownfield site.

The new campus is due to open in September 2018.