A43 Corby Link Road

What is the link road for?

The A43 Corby Link Road is a major highways scheme that aims to:

  • improve transport links between Corby and the A14
  • support the growth of Corby and to relieve the A43 at Geddington of through traffic
  • reduce the number and severity of road accidents
  • provide a high quality route for through traffic

When does construction work start?

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) completed the procurement process and appointed a main highway contractor, Interserve, who started work on site in June 2012. 

It is anticipated that the works will be completed in Spring 2014.

How could it affect you?

There are 5 areas of work that will affect the general public:

  • Works to increase the size and capacity of the existing Stanion Roundabout at the junction of the A43 / A6116.
  • Works to construct a new roundabout to the east of the A6003 to the south of Barford Bridge. Although the majority of the works is “off line” it will impact on both the Newton Road, and A6003 when the new “tie-ins” are constructed.
  • Works to the Great Oakley –Little Oakley road, involving a temporary road closure to allow construction of a new bridge to carry the old road over the A43 Corby Link Road.
  • Works to the Newton To Great Oakley Road, involving a temporary road closure to allow construction of a new bridge to carry the old road over the A43 Corby Link Road.
  • A number of Rights of Way will need to be diverted during the course of the works, wherever possible suitable alternatives will be found during construction.

We will work closely with the contractor and all statutory bodies to ensure that any impact or disruption is kept to a minimum.

During the construction period, a representative from the county council’s contractor will be on site every working day.

How will it be funded?

In September 2011 we submitted a Best and Final Bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) seeking funding for the A43 Corby Link Road Scheme. On 29th November 2011 the Government announced its intention to contribute funding towards the A43 Corby Link Road.

Subsequently, the DfT confirmed Programme Entry Status for the A43 Corby Link Road scheme and that Ministers had agreed to provide the county council with the funding requested up to a maximum of £21.169M subject to a Full Approval submission.

At the county council’s Cabinet meeting on 12th February 2012, an overall funding package was approved and a Full Approval funding submission made to the Department for Transport on 22nd February 2012.

On 8th May 2012 the DfT gave its full approval to a maximum contribution of £20.594m towards the estimated total scheme cost of £33.958m.

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