A45 Daventry bypass set to reopen this week

Work underway on the A45 bypass
Work underway on the A45 bypass

Daventry’s bypass, closed due to flooding, is set to reopen on Friday.

Stefen Way, from the A361 slip-roads to Badby through to the Leamington Way junction, was closed heavy rain over the festive period lead to the road flooding with large areas of standing water posing a hazard to motorists.

The A45 shortly after New Year twitter.com/CllrWRandall

The A45 shortly after New Year twitter.com/CllrWRandall

Initially it was hoped the water would drain away, but highways engineers discovered a blocked drain and that the standing water had damaged the road.

The stretch is set to reopen ‘late’ on Friday once the roadworks have been carried out.