Work completed on £2.2m road scheme in Northamptonshire

A £2.2m scheme to improve a traffic hotspot in Northamptonshire has been completed ahead of schedule and has been welcomed by local businesses.

The work took place along Harborough Road in Kingsthorpe between Welford Road and the Cock Hotel junction.

The carriageway was widened and new traffic signals were installed to minimise congestion.

Work on the route started on 21 June and initially caused major traffic problems in that area.

Neil Diuguid, from Primrose gallery, said: "It is probably flowing better than it has ever flowed because of the reduced traffic numbers."

Councillor Andre Gonzalez De Savage, from the county council, said: "Some disruption was inevitable with such a big scheme on one of the town's busiest routes and I would like to thank everyone for their patience over the past few months."

The project is part of a wider initiative by the county council to improve traffic flows along key routes to and from Northampton town centre.

The county council said it would spend the next few weeks monitoring the junction, looking at traffic signals adjusting so that it works at an optimum level.

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