Road near former Northampton bus station to have second lane reinstated ‘within weeks’

Lady's Lane
Lady's Lane
  • Road has been reduced to one lane since March
  • New fence installed inside demolition site
  • Current outer fence set to be removed soon

A busy Northampton town centre road that has had a lane closed to traffic since March will be reopened within weeks, Northampton Borough Council has said.

Demolition workers have begun to install a new inner fence between the former Greyfriars bus station site and Lady’s Lane.

It indicates that they are ready to reduce the perimeter of the demolition site slightly so that the second lane of highway, which has been within the restricted site since ‘blowdown day’ three months ago, can soon be back in use by motorists,

Councillor Tim Hadland, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said it follows the recent reopening of the full breadth of Greyfriars, which had been similarly restricted.

He said: “We are pleased that both lanes of Greyfriars are now open to traffic again following the demolition of the Greyfriars building. The road surface has been reinstated and the site on that side is safe for passing traffic.

“Work is continuing on Lady’s Lane and the second lane on that side will be reopened in the next few weeks.

“We would like to thank motorists for their patience while the work has been taking place.

The council said the site itself was being cleared and made ready for future development and would be handed back to Guildhall chiefs during the summer.