Work set to start on new £2.7 million roundabout outside Wootton Hall police HQ

A new �2.7 million roundabout is to be built on the entrance to Wootton Hall
A new �2.7 million roundabout is to be built on the entrance to Wootton Hall

Work on a new £2.7 million roundabout outside the entrance to the Wootton Hall police headquarters site will start next month, the county council has announced.

The new junction in Mereway, which will be partly funded by £500,000 from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, will aim to improve the traffic flow and improve access to the Wootton Hall site.

Work will start on the new junction on October 5 off the main road with site preparation and road construction, while work on Mereway itself is expected to start in the New Year. The project is scheduled for completion by late March, depending on weather.

Councillor Michael Clarke, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “This project is essential to increase the capacity of the junction as well as improving safety, while including traffic signals in the design also means that there can be more control of vehicle flow around the Northampton ring-road.

“Mereway is a very busy route and this is an extremely busy junction so it’s essential that we do this work to improve traffic flow and safety.”

Wootton Hall park is the preferred site for a new school for pupils aged four to 19 years old, set to open in September 2016.