Road lane closures to be put in place around former Northampton bus station

Greyfriars Bus Station NNL-150602-104010009
Greyfriars Bus Station NNL-150602-104010009

Road lanes next to the former Greyfriars bus station in Northampton will be closed to traffic from Monday to allow experts to ready the building for demolition.

From Monday, February 16, Lady’s Lane and Greyfriars will both be reduced to a single lane of traffic, so ‘special matting’ can be laid next to the building.

The matting will protect the roads when the 1976-opened bus station is brought down on Sunday, March 15.

Both Lady’s Lane and Greyfriars will remain open to traffic during the works on Monday and any disruption will be kept to a minimum.

Leader of Northampton Borough Council, Councillor David Mackintosh, (Con, Rectory Farm) said: “The demolition of the former Greyfriars bus station is creating a huge development opportunity in the heart of Northampton.

“We will soon have four acres of prime land ready to be transformed with another exciting Northampton Alive project.

“Working closely with our contractors we are making sure everything is in place ready for the demolition.

“At every stage we are looking to complete this complex project with the minimum level of disruption. In just a few weeks Greyfriars will be demolished and we can look forward to a bright future for the site.”

More information about the demolition of Greyfriars, plans for the new development and other Northampton Alive projects can be found online www.northampton.gov.uk/alive