About Cliftonville Road in Northampton

Work to improve traffic flows at a key junction in Northampton started on 20 September.

Northamptonshire Highways started a three-month programme of improvement works on the junction of Cliftonville Road and Bedford Road on Monday 20 September.

The work will see the carriageway widened on the approach to Bedford Road, creating an additional lane. 

The flow of northbound traffic will be improved with the creation of two lanes up to the junction of The Nurseries. This will include a dedicated left lane to Northampton General Hospital, while lane two will be for all other traffic and the hospital’s A&E department.

Southbound, the left turn onto Bedford Road will be improved by providing additional road space via land secured as part of the St Andrew’s Healthcare development.

Motorists traveling along the Bedford Road into Northampton will now only have to stop for crossing pedestrians, removing the delays currently experienced from queuing vehicles turning into Cliftonville Road.

Traffic signals will be upgraded and the carriageway resurfaced, while drainage gullies will also be

This legacy scheme from Northamptonshire County Council will reduce congestion and the volume of traffic on the inner ring road, enhance air quality and make it easier to access Northampton General Hospital.

More information on this scheme can be found at: www.kierwsp.co.uk/news


An amazing opportunity to see how we manage traffic during works in busy urban locations and the chance to see a variety of civil engineering initiatives and innovations.

On arrival, all visitors will receive an induction and a  briefing on the project. Visitors will then be escorted around the project by a member of the construction team where they can see first-hand the works that are taking place behind the scenes.

Exact activities will be programme dependant but are likely to include:

- Widening construction. Excavation to designed formation levels including the use of Vacuum excavator around existing underground services.

Service diversion and/or enabling works.

Installation and compaction of subbase material to carriageway construction layers.

Footway reconstruction including tactile crossing paving.

Information on Open Doors 2022 will be released shortly


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