Night road closure: Market Harborough to East Carlton

Published Wednesday 1 August 2018

We have been notified by Northants Highways of a night road closure for roadworks from Market Harborough to East Carlton.

Works – A427, Market Harborough to East Carlton 

Start date – 3 August 2018

Completion – 4 August 2018 (Weather Dependent)

Scheme type – Pre-surface Dressing Works

Traffic management - Road closure with access to residents at all times.

Hours of work – 8pm - 6am

What Northants Highways is doing/the benefits – This road has been selected to form part of this year’s Surface Dressing programme. The first phase of these works is to carry out pre-patching which will improve the structure/strength of the carriageway, removing any weak spots. The second phase of these works is to remove the road studs and asphalt the void left, without which, the third phase could not go ahead. The third phase will be the Surface Dressing itself. This process will considerably increase the lifespan of the road and improve skid resistance. These works are being undertaken by Northamptonshire Highways.

When programming works the impact on all road users is considered and works are planned to minimise disruption. Northamptonshire Highways understands that the closure will be inconvenient but works can only be completed safely and efficiently with this in place. Northamptonshire Highways hopes any inconvenience will be tolerated for the duration of the works, as this scheme will significantly improve this route.

Traffic Management

To maintain the health and safety of the workforce and the public the works will be carried out under a road closure. A diversion will be in place at all times, red line being the road closure and the blue the diversion.

Information for residents and businesses

Access: Access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times, although they will be escorted through the works by the traffic management team.

Pedestrians: Access will be maintained at all times with pedestrian marshals on site to assist residents Cyclists: Access will be maintained

Any issues can be reported at

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