Network Rail is advising motorists to plan their journeys as Podington Road in Wymington, Rushden closes next week.

Podington Road will be closed between Monday 19 November to Sunday 25 November inclusive as major work to upgrade the rail bridge is carried out. The bridge will be strengthened in readiness for a second railway track to be installed on the bridge at a later date.

To allow this work to be carried out safely, the road will be closed and a clearly signposted diversion will be in place.

The work is part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade, which will see the line electrified from London to Kettering and Corby via Bedford. The Midland Main Line Upgrade is one of the biggest investments in the railway since the Victorian era and will bring a whole host of benefits for the millions of people who use it every year.

Wendy Bell Sponsor for Network Rail, said: “This work is a vital part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade and the road needs to be closed so that we can carry out this work safely. We appreciate that closing the road can be disruptive to motorists and we’d like to apologise for any inconvenience this causes. We thank motorists in advance for their patience.”

For further information on the work taking place on Podington Road please contact the National Rail Helpline on
0345 7 11 41 41