A 16-week project to make a Kettering street two-way to traffic is due to get under way today.
Eskdaill Street’s one-way system is being axed and phase one will see work on the junction of Rockingham Road and Eskdaill Street which will mean temporary four-way traffic lights and temporary pedestrian crossings as well as lane closures in Eskdaill Street up to Canon Street.
Phase two will see work on the junction of Eskdaill Street and Montagu Street.
This phase will begin by closing Montagu Street westbound and Victoria Street, meaning there will be no access to Victoria Street from Montagu and Eskdaill Street during a period of about three weeks.
Access to properties and business will be maintained to Victoria Street from Alfred Street.
After this stage the junction will have a combination of two and three-way signals allowing normal manoeuvres for vehicles.
Some bus stops will be suspended during the second phase of works, beginning in the first week of October.
Carriageway widening, traffic light upgrades and footway and carriageway resurfacing will also take place.
Road closures, lane closures and parking suspensions will be in place at all hours.
Workmen will be on site between 7.30am and 5.30pm during the day and will resurface the roads between 8pm and 6am.
All works are expected to be complete by December 2.