Corby link road opening announced

Related Stories

The new £34m Corby Link Road is due to open to the public on 23 May.

The scheme has created a four-mile (6.5km) long dual carriageway connecting the existing A43 near the village of Stanion to the A6003 near Barford Bridge, north of Kettering.

As well as improving the link between the north of the county and the A14, the road will aim to reduce congestion on other local roads.

The road has taken just under two years to complete.

The link road has been built by Northamptonshire County Council.

Jim Harker, leader of the Conservative-controlled council, said the scheme was "essential to unlocking development in Corby and the surrounding area".

The Government has contributed £20.5m, with the council funding the rest of the £34m scheme.

The work was carried out by Interserve Construction Limited.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Northampton



Min. Night 10 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • MouseEscape the rat race

    Burnt out? Meet the workers who took more than a vacation - and changed their lives


  • HoverboardClick Watch

    Testing the hoverboard's magnetic levitation - but will it ever replace the bicycle?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.