Northampton

Next phase of Rushden high street upgrade begins

Work has started on the final phase of a £1.5m upgrade to a Northamptonshire high street.

It will affect Rushden High Street between the Southern Gateway and the Town Square in front of the Wesleyan Church.

The work will take 22 weeks and includes new pavements and removing what East Northamptonshire council called "street clutter".

There will also be changes to parking and loading bays on the High Street.

Just over £1m has come from the council with a further £730,000 allocated by central government.

The leader of East Northamptonshire Council Steven North said: "It's good to see the final push about to start, and while there will be some disruption it will be worth it in the long run.

"And as well as the start of the link work, we'll also see the lighting and street furniture going in at the southern gateway end of the street, which will have a real impact."

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