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A14: Kettering

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons the Highway Agency intends to restrict local vehicular access to the A14 around Kettering. (196701)

The Highways Agency is working with Northamptonshire county council to identify a package of transport measures to minimise and manage traffic generated by the proposed growth in North Northamptonshire and ensure the smooth running of the existing A14 around Kettering.

This includes investigating a number of new and proven techniques which could be introduced in the short to medium term and which are designed to make the most of the existing A14 around Kettering. One such technique, involving installing traffic signals on slip roads, is designed to regulate and improve flow on the A14. A decision on its implementation would follow the results of the current feasibility study.