Northampton town centre car park to close for a year from next month

An artist's impression of a bridge linking to the planned University of Northampton campus
An artist's impression of a bridge linking to the planned University of Northampton campus
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Northampton Borough Council has announced a year-long closure of a town centre car park to make way for the building of a nearby bridge.

Midsummer Meadow car park, off Bedford Road, will be closed from Saturday, July 20, as the new bridge that will link the University of Northampton’s new Waterside campus to the town centre goes under construction.

Notices have gone up in Midsummer Meadow car park to let motorists know of the planned closure. Motorists who usually use this car park are being advised to use any one of the town’s other car parks from July 20; St John’s and St Michael’s multi-storey car parks are the nearest alternatives.

Councillor Tim Hadland, the council’s cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning, said: “The new university campus is the most exciting development for Northampton for many years and it has a pivotal role in the Northampton Alive programme of regeneration that is currently transforming the town. Another major step forward.”

For further information about the temporary closure, or to raise any queries, contact the council on: Northampton 838953. For information on parking available in Northampton visit www.northampton.gov.uk/parking.