Work on £2.2m road scheme for Northampton due to start

Work on a £2.2m road scheme to improve a busy Northamptonshire road junction is due to start next week.

The work will improve the road layout of the Harborough Road in Kingsthorpe between Welford Road and the Cock Hotel junction in Northampton.

The project is part of a wider initiative by the county council to improve traffic flows along key routes to and from the town centre.

The plan also aims to improve public transport access to the town.

Andre Gonzalez De Savage, cabinet member for infrastructure on the Conservative-controlled council, said: "Northampton is a fast evolving town and it is essential that we keep pace with this development by adapting the urban transport network to the growing needs of county people."

The £2.2m construction project - paid for from the county council's highways budget - is only possible by spreading the funding over two financial years.

The work on it will start on 21 June.

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