Andrea Leadsom MP welcomes progress on Towcester Relief Road
|Author: Tommy Gilchrist||Published: 3rd September 2019 10:26|
Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP for South Northamptonshire
South Northamptonshire MP has welcomed progress on the early delivery of the Towcester Relief Road.
It is anticipated that full technical approval for the connecting roundabout on the A5 will be obtained by Persimmon during early December this year, with full technical approval for the roundabout on the A43 following by March 2020; this has involved a lot of work with Highways England as both roundabouts sit on their Strategic Road Network.
The submission for the technical approval for the relief road itself is due to be made by mid-December this year.
“Persimmon is making good progress on the technical design work for the Towcester Relief Road, and I am pleased to see that work is continuing apace.
“It is our shared ambition that works will commence on the road before March 2020, pending discussions with the County Council’s Speed Review Panel.
“I am arranging the next in the series of my regular meetings with Persimmon, the County Council and the District Council for October, where I look forward to receiving a fuller update on progress to date, including final confirmation of the funding mechanism between Persimmon and Highways England.
“Persimmon has already agreed to close the existing gap – around £4.6m – themselves, and is working with Highways England to secure this.”