Geddington By-pass Opening 23rd May 2014
County Councillor Jim Harker reports:
“I am very pleased indeed to say that, at last, the Geddington By-pass (otherwise known as the “Corby Link Road”) will be opened by the Roads Minister, Robert Goodwill, at 12noon on Friday 23rd May 2014.
The ceremony will take place at the Barford Bridge end of the bypass and all are welcome to attend.
Arrangements are being made to transport Geddington school children to the site where they will assist with the ribbon cutting and receive a memento of the occasion.”
After the ribbon cutting ceremony, there will be a cavalcade of vehicles, consisting of:
Bluebird Formula E car
Silverstone F1 racing car
Silverstone Aston Martin and Ferrari
BMW Corby Electric car
Renault Corby Electric car
Double-decker buses for children
Also joining the cavalcade are articulated lorries from:
Knights of Old
Councillor Harker added, “And, of course, our very own Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade’s fire engine ‘The Queen Eleanor‘, will be driven along the route of the new road.
This is a great day for Geddington. The impact from traffic going through the village will be hugely reduced, especially as nearly all of the heavy goods vehicles will be removed. It is the culmination of a fight that has been waged for over forty years and is a great credit to everyone who has taken part in the campaign over these years. Hooray!!”