Towcester Town Council

Serving the people of Towcester

Towcester Town Hall

Town Clerk: Miss Elizabeth Cox
The Town Hall, 86 Watling
Street, Towcester
Northamptonshire NN12 6BS

Tel: 01327 350995

Gas Main Works at Vernon Road / Marlow Road

Update from Highways England:

"In my last update of 9th November 2018 I included information about the gas main laying works in Vernon Road by Cadent.

I have now been asked by Northamptonshire Highways to update that information.

The temporary four way traffic signals at the staggered junction of Vernon Road / Burcote Road / Marlow Road and Willis Way will be in operation until this weekend.

This is to allow the contractors to complete laying the new gas main within the carriageway to a new valve located in the footpath / verge.

The valve network is required to allow a connection to be made to the existing gas main at the junction of Vernon Road and the A5. Ideally this connection should be made during the closing phase of our works on the A5 when the road is already closed to through traffic.

Otherwise the A5 / Vernon Road junction would have to be closed to traffic at a later date with further disruption being caused.

I have also been advised that the temporary traffic signals will be manned until 8pm each night between now and the weekend in an effort to alleviate congestion.

Northamptonshire Highways thank you for your understanding and patience during these works.

Kind regards

Mike Healy

Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England
Mobile: 07964 114 623

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:11 by Liz

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