The A43 / Steel Road project is set to move from development to delivery phase in Spring 2021, with the aim of completion by the end of the year.
The project started in Summer 2018 following Corby Borough Council securing £3.97m of grant funding from Homes England under their Marginal Viability Fund. The aim of the project has been to improve the highway network around Corby so as to enable the delivery of the major growth set out within the adopted Joint Core Strategy (2016). It is an important element in the facilitation of the Priors Hall Park Sustainable Urban Extension, as well as the broader growth agenda across North Northamptonshire.
Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
“I’m pleased that we are moving into the next phase of the project. As a council we have been committed to enhancing the area which will deliver improved traffic flow and cycle improvements, making it as safe as possible for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.”
Cllr Jason Smithers, Highways, Environment & Place Portfolio Holder at Northamptonshire County Council said:
“We are pleased to be working with Corby Borough Council to bring forward this project following some good partnership working between both Authorities and Homes England. The improvements will assist with the delivery of North Northants’ ambitious growth aspirations, and ensure that the highways infrastructure in this part of Corby is appropriately improved.”