Watch as major resurfacing works begin in busy Northampton road

Work was postponed from February due to poor weather

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 1:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 1:50 pm

The Bridge Street area of town is looking much different than normal as the road has been dug up for resurfacing.

The major works began last night (Monday, April 12) and the road will be closed overnight this week.

The work, which is being carried out by Northamptonshire Highways, has resulted in the closure of the Bridge Street/Plough gyratory.

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Resurfacing works in Bridge Street

It will be carried out overnight from 8pm to 6am on weeknights only from Monday April 12 to Tuesday April 20.

A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Highways said the works were originally scheduled for February but had to be postponed due to poor weather.

"Bridge Street will be resurfaced from the Victoria Promenade junction, past St John’s Street and Victoria Gardens and back to the Victoria Promenade junction.

"These works will improve the structural stability of the road, increase skid resistance and improve safety for road users. Works include resurfacing, renewing ironwork where required, installing road markings and the application of high friction surfacing on the approaches to the traffic lights.

Resurfacing works in Bridge Street

"We will also clean the gullies to ensure we complete as much work as possible during the closure and to minimise disruption for residents and motorists in the future," the spokesperson said.

Diversion signs will be in place during the work.

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