£6 million of Government cash for Flore and Weedon bypass

The Government has announced today (Monday) a commitment to spend £6 million on the A45 Flore and Weedon bypass.

The cash is part of the Northamptonshire Growth Deal, and will be matched by £25.5 million from Northamptonshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The A45 bypass ‘indicative route’ shows it will leave the existing A45 between Dodford and Weedon, passing to the north of Weedon, Flore and Upper Heyford, rejoining the current A45 close to the M1 junction 16 roundabout.

Villagers have been calling for a bypass for Flore for decades due to the large amounts of traffic using the A45.

The route is technically known as the Daventry Development Link as its construction is linked to unlocking land in Daventry for 5,000 new homes. Several years ago the issue of Daventry’s expansion was linked to the bypass road when a planning inspector said the town could not grow further than the Monksmoor estate (currently being built) without significant upgrades to the A45 between the town and the M1.