Part of A6 to remain shut

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Part of A6 to remain shut

Northamptonshire Highways has been working, since Wednesday 18th January, on a section of the A6, in both directions, between junction 3 A14 at Rothwell and Braybrook/Desborough road roundabout.

An emergency closure was put in place to enable the necessary investigations to be made and extensive engineering surveys continued over the weekend.

Northamptonshire Highways has taken the decision to keep the A6 closed. This is following a review which has shown the issues to be more significant and the condition of the road is a safety risk. We are now starting works with all our partners and have specialist teams on site and plan to re-open the road at the end of February. The works we are undertaking will also be affected by adverse weather.

All roadusers are advised to avoid the area or follow the signed alternative route. The diversion follows the most appropriate route and is for all vehicles as there are weight restrictions which must be observed. Please follow the official diversion which is clearly signed and shown on

The signed route diverts traffic from the A6 onto the A427 junction towards Corby; traffic will continue along the A427 exiting at the A6003 roundabout. Traffic will continue along the A6003 (Uppingham road) to its termination at the A43 roundabout. Traffic must then access the A43 (Southbound towards Kettering) and continue to junction 7 where traffic will leave the A43 and join the A14 travelling westbound towards Desborough and Rothwell. Traffic will then exit the A14 at junction 3 to re-join the A6. We are monitoring this diversion route at all times.

Northamptonshire Highways would like to apologise for this extended closure and the inconvenience this is causing.

Northamptonshire Highways say they`re committed to safety and also say the route must remain closed until they feel it is safe to reopen.

There will be regular updates on Twitter at @nnhighways.

Updates will also be available at


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