A main road between Corby and Kettering will be closed as work to replace a railway bridge that crosses it gets underway.

East Midlands Trains say Barford Bridge which crosses the A6003 - is being replaced as part of the project to install a second track and to electrify the rail line between the two towns.

An 800 ton crane is set to be used in the operation. The road closure and signposted diversions take effect from 9pm Thu ( Feb 16 ) through to Monday at 6am, and will continue over the following weekend as well.