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Footway widening in St Osyths Lane, Oundle

Footway widening in St Osyths Lane, Oundle

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) Highways are making important temporary changes to help protect people who live, work and visit Oundle from the spread of COVID-19, and encourage them back to local shops and businesses in the area when the second lockdown ends. NCC Highways are working to make our streets safer to help customers maintain social distancing during the pandemic to protect themselves and others while they are out and about enjoying our county towns.

Work will commence on 30th November to widen the footways on the east side of St Osyths Lane in Oundle from the Post Office to near the entrance to the Co-op.

Ramps will be provided to help people to cross the kerbs and barriers will be installed to protect them from the moving traffic. In order to create space for the widened footway it will be necessary to make St Osyths lane one-way in the southbound direction from Market Place to East Street. A temporary barrier will be installed at the East Street junction to prevent northbound traffic passing that point, and northbound traffic will need to use alternative routes via either East Road or South Road and Mill Road. The works will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure their effectiveness and changes made if considered necessary. We will also review them if there are any changes to social distancing rules.

These temporary adaptions and improvements have been made possible through the Government's Emergency Active Travel Fund to provide safe travel options during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCC is working with Oundle Town Council to carry out these temporary works. Our partnership work has local businesses and residents at the very heart of it; we are working to support you and keep everyone safe during these challenging times.

Work happening here is part of a number of initiatives that are taking place across Northamptonshire, to help us all live, work and travel in the county safely together. Find more information about this initiative - Emergency Active Travel Fund

Thank you for all you are doing to help your customers and staff stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any queries, please get in touch at

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:53 by Rebecca

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