Council introducing automated yellow box enforcement after last year’s law change

West Northamptonshire Council has announced traffic enforcement will get underway this month in several areas where it says some drivers are ignoring or unaware of the restrictions in place. New regulations came into effect in May 2022 through the Traffic Management Act (2004) and the Department for Transport has changed legislation to enable local authorities […]

Towcester relief road reaches key milestone

The construction of the spine road that will provide relief to traffic in and around the town of Towcester, has marked a key milestone. The road, which will eventually link the A5 with the A43 and therefore negating the need for traffic to pass through the centre of the town, has today seen the official […]

Improvements to local bus services in Daventry

Improvements are being made to local bus services in Daventry so that they can better serve the local community. West Northamptonshire Council has been working with Stagecoach to improve the local bus services in Daventry, with the financial support of Prologis UK. Service changes will improve the work, leisure and shopping transport links for local […]

West Northamptonshire to benefit from investment into its roads

West Northamptonshire Council is investing £450,000 into new advanced equipment which will help improve the authority’s ability to carry out additional maintenance across its road network, to deliver a high-quality service for road users. The investment forms part of the Council’s long-term vison to improve roads and maintain paths, signage and vegetation through the Highways […]

£2.86 million investment to improve West Northamptonshire’s roads

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is investing an additional £1 million for 2023/24 into its road network. The Council is also looking to invest in new technologies to help maintain the roads it is responsible for more efficiently and to a better standard. In addition to the Council’s additional investment, WNC has been awarded £1.86 million […]

Pupils learn about road safety and name West Northants gritters

Youngsters at St Luke’s Primary School in Northampton received a special assembly on Friday, 27 January to learn all about road safety and how Kier Highways and West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) maintain roads across the area. As part of the Highways contract, WNC and Kier Highways have a fleet of gritters which require names. Following […]

West Northamptonshire Council looking to invest to save, earn and enhance

Next year’s budget will see West Northamptonshire Council invest an additional £30m in capital funding on a range of projects, some of which will help reduce costs and generate income to support services in future years, the council said. Other schemes set to move forward in the year ahead will help tackle speeding in rural […]

<strong>Kier Highways starts two new seven-year contracts across Northamptonshire</strong>

Kier Highways has mobilised its two highways services contracts with new clients, North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) and West Northamptonshire Council (WNC). This week, the contractor rolls out plans to accelerate maintenance across the whole county. Approximately 300 employees will operate the two contracts on behalf of the unitary authorities for seven years. The contracts have […]

Kier Highways awarded major highways maintenance works and services contracts by North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council

Kier Highways has officially announced it will be providing highways services across North and West Northamptonshire, having been awarded separate contracts by the new councils for the two areas. The awards will see Kier as the sole highway services provider to North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council delivering their new contracts, each valued at […]

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