A45 Chowns Mill Public Information Exhibitions

Highways England are to hold public information exhibitions on the proposed plans to improve the A45/A6 Chowns Mill roundabout.

“We have made significant progress during the preliminary design phase for this scheme and our programme is still on track for start of construction in December 2019.

What next?

We are now in a position to be able to provide an update on the schemes progression and present our initial design to the public.

We will be holding two public information exhibitions in April where members of the public are invited to come along to find out more about the scheme and speak to members of the project team, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The exhibition times and locations are as below:

Friday 6 April 20182pm to 8pmPark Road Baptist Church, Park Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RG
Saturday 7 April 201810am to 4pmPark Road Baptist Church, Park Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RG


March to June 2015Site surveys for detailed design
Late 2017Preliminary design
April 2018Public Information Exhibitions
Summer 2019Detailed design
Late 2019Award of the construction contract
December 2019Start of works
June 2021Completion of works

Why we need this scheme

At Chowns Mill Roundabout the A45 is crossed by the A6. In addition the roundabout provides access into Higham Ferrers and Rushden. The high volume of turning movements combined with a lack of space on the roundabout result in severe congestion on the approaches at peak times. This results in frequent collisions. We plan to improve the roundabout to address the existing congestion and safety issues while also providing future capacity to support planned growth in the local area. You can see a plan of our proposals.


The aims of this scheme are to:

  • alleviate existing congestion
  • improve safety
  • provide better pedestrian facilities at the junction while minimising effects on the local environment and community

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