Cottingham Road bridge to close for next stage of Midland Main Line upgrade

The next phase of the Midland Main Line upgrade is set to begin in Corby this month with a major road bridge to be reconstructed.

The bridge over the railway on Cottingham Road near Corby Station will be raised to allow electric wires the sufficient clearance needed to pass beneath it as part of the upgrade of the line between Kettering and Corby.

As a result, Cottingham Road will be closed for around seven months between 19 January and 14 August with clearly posted diversions in place.

A drop-in event will take place at Corby Station on Tuesday 16 January between 2.30pm and 6.30pm, where members of the Network Rail team will be on hand to answer any questions.

Spencer Gibbens, Network Rail’s Principal Programme Sponsor for the Midland Main Line, said: “We are currently carrying out the biggest upgrade of the Midland Main Line since it was first built in 1870 with an investment of over £1billion that will create a bigger, faster, more reliable network which will bring significant, long term benefits. During the closure of Cottingham Road we’ll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum and thank residents and motorists for their understanding while this important project takes place.”