What's happening?

Following a successful trial and feedback, the pop-up cycle lane on Oundle Drive/Middleton Boulevard as part of the EATF is being improved and made permanent. The permanent cycle lane is being funded by Transforming Cities tranche 1 funding.

Works will begin on Monday 26 October lasting approximately 10 weeks and will be completed in three phases.

Phase 1:

  • Middleton Boulevard from Derby Road to Oundle Drive
  • From Monday 26 October – end of November 2020

Phase 2:

  • Oundle Drive to Lime Tree Avenue
  • From November to December 2020

Phase 3:

  • Lime Tree Avenue to Sutton Passeys Crescent
  • beginning of January for two weeks

Bus stop WO30 will be temporarily closed for the duration of the works. The next bus stop available to use is at Lime Tree Ave.

What will works involve?

  • Installing a permanent kerb division, similar to that of Castle Boulevard
  • Removal of the bus shelter (bus stop will remain) to make more room on the pavement
  • Realigning three street lights
  • Removal of one tree to increase visibility (two trees will be replanted to offset this)
  • New drains in the road
  • Footway resurfacing will take place at the end of the scheme

How will this affect traffic?

We are not expecting the works to be disruptive to traffic and won’t be closing any accesses or junctions.

There may be slight disruption to traffic when the drains are being installed in the road, however we will keep traffic moving and will target these works for a quiet time of day.

The existing EATF cycle scheme will no longer be in use as this space will be used for construction purposes. Pedestrians and cyclists will be provided with a safe route throughout the duration of the works.