A509 road

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A509
Major junctions
North end Kettering
52°23′17″N0°42′53″W / 52.3880°N 0.7147°W / 52.3880; -0.7147 (A509 road (northern end))
 UK road A14.svg A14
UK road A45.svg A45
UK road A428.svg A428
UK road A422.svg A422
UK-Motorway-M1.svg M1
UK road A4146.svg A4146
UK road A5.svg A5
South end Milton Keynes
52°02′15″N0°46′55″W / 52.0374°N 0.7819°W / 52.0374; -0.7819 (A509 road (southern end))
Location
Primary
destinations
Kettering,

Wellingborough,

Milton Keynes
Road network

The A509 is a short A-class road (around 30 miles (48 km) long) for north-south journeys in south central England, forming the route from Kettering in Northamptonshire to the M1 and A5 in Milton Keynes.

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Kettering town in Northamptonshire, England

Kettering is a town in Northamptonshire, England, about 70 miles (113 km) north of London and 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Northampton, on the west side of the River Ise, a tributary of the River Nene. The name means "the place of Ketter's people ".

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From north to south, the road begins at Wicksteed Park in the outskirts of Kettering. It then crosses the A14 (where it becomes a primary route) and goes through Isham and Great Harrowden. After this it goes on to form the Wellingborough western bypass before leaving Northamptonshire to cross into the Borough of Milton Keynes (ceremonial Buckinghamshire). From there, it crosses the A428 at a roundabout and cuts through the centre of Olney. South of Olney the road passes Emberton, meeting the A422 just east of Newport Pagnell, where the routes multiplex to form the Newport Pagnell eastern bypass. South of Newport Pagnell, the routes diverge at a roundabout with the A509 turning south and the A422 continuing westbound. Here the A509 is a single carriageway once more until it crosses the M1 at Junction 14, where it enters Milton Keynes proper and multiplexes for a short distance with the A4146 (on separating, the latter takes over the 'primary route' designation and the A509 loses it). Once more a dual carriageway, it runs for a further 4 miles (6.4 km) past the edge of Central Milton Keynes (the central business district) and the Network Rail National Centre ('Quadrant:MK'), to link up finally with the A5. Through Milton Keynes the road is known as the H5 Portway.

Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park is an amusement park in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England. The park opened in 1921. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) from the A14 and is signposted from the M1 & A1 and located near the Midland Main Line between London and Sheffield.

A14 road (England) major road in England

The A14 is a trunk road in England, running 127 miles (204 km) from the Port of Felixstowe, Suffolk to its western end at the Catthorpe Interchange; a major intersection at the southern end of the M6 and junction 19 of the M1 in Leicestershire. The road forms part of the unsigned Euroroutes E24 and E30.

Isham village in United Kingdom

Isham is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England. It is on the A509 road, three miles south of Kettering and a mile to the west of Burton Latimer. The River Ise is to the east of the village. Administratively, it forms part of the borough of Wellingborough. At the time of the 2011 census, the parish's population was 772 people.

Incidents

During 2005 there were two fatal crashes in the same 100 m (110 yd) stretch of the road as it passes between Emberton and Petsoe End.[ citation needed ] This area of the road had become notorious as a black spot for traffic accidents, and residents of Emberton had complained to Milton Keynes Borough Council for a number of years for improvements to the road.[ citation needed ] In July 2005 local residents met in the village and demanded a 40 mph (64 km/h) speed limit and improvements.[ citation needed ] These were promised by the Council within six months,[ citation needed ] but were implemented in September 2006.[ citation needed ]

Emberton Civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, England

Emberton is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire in England. The village is near the border with Northamptonshire, just to the south of Olney and four miles north of Newport Pagnell.

Petsoe End human settlement in United Kingdom

Petsoe End is a hamlet in Emberton, which is in the Borough of Milton Keynes, in the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England.

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Coordinates: 52°12′20″N0°40′54″W / 52.2055°N 0.6818°W / 52.2055; -0.6818 (A509 road)

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