Geddington By-pass Opening

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


            Police car


            Fire engine


            Double-decker buses for children

 Also joining the cavalcade are articulated lorries from:

RS Components


            Knights of Old

            Wyvern Cargo



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.


The Queen Eleanor Fire Engine
The Queen Eleanor Fire Engine

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!!”

2 comments on “Geddington By-pass Opening

  • a great day indeed, living on the main road, we’ve waited 20 years for it and went to watch the opening from the Newton Road Bridge…….would have been nice though for those villagers who have suffered the most to have been able to see the actual opening, instead of just the chosen few……..

    • Frank Harding says:

      Still the same old lorries thundering through, twelve months after the big opening ceremony!

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