Road closures this week: Motorists face delays in dozens of spots in and around Northampton, Daventry and Towcester

Latest list of works from National Highways with delays of up to half-an-hour

By Joseph Hook, data reporter
Tuesday, 8th March 2022, 8:48 am

West Northamptonshire's motorists have 29 road closures to avoid nearby on the National Highways network this week — with seven expected to cause moderate delays of between 10 minutes and half-an-hour.

The latest expected works list, with notes from National Highways, shows that 13 closures already in place are expected to carry on this week:

• A5, from 9pm February 22 to 5am March 7, slight delays (under 10 mins): A5 Watford Gap to Kilsby, temporary traffic signals for works being undertaken on behalf of Gigaclear.

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A number of road closures on the National Highways network could affect driver across West Northamptonshire

• M1, from 8pm October 11 2021 to 6am April 1 2022, moderate delays (10-30 mins): M1/M6 northbound and southbound, junction 18 to junction 19, carriageway and lane closures due to construction works.

• M1, from 8pm September 10 2021 to 6am April 18 2022, slight delays (under 10 mins): M45 eastbound, Dunchurch to junction 17 (M1), carriageway, slip road, layby and lane closures with speed restriction due to carriageway improvement works.

• M45, from 12.48am May 6 2017 to midnight, May 4 2022, slight delays (under 10 mins): M45 eastbound, Dunchurch to junction 17 (M1), 24/7 hard shoulder closure due to bridge repairs.

A43, from 8pm April 12 2021 to 6am November 1 2022, slight delays (under 10 mins): A45 northbound and southbound, M1, junction 15, carriageway, slip road and lane closures with diversion routes due to works on behalf of WInvic.

• M1, from 10pm October 17 2018 to 6am December 20 2023, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 northbound and southbound, Hartwell to junction 15, carriageway, lane closures, 24 hour narrow lanes and speed restrictions due to construction works (SMART Motorways).

• M1, from 10pm October 17 2018 to 6am December 20 2023, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 northbound and southbound, junction 15, carriageway, lane closures, 24 hour narrow lanes and speed restrictions due to construction works (SMART Motorways).

• M1, from 9pm October 18 2018 to 6am December 20 2023, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 northbound and southbound, junction 16 to junction 17, carriageway, lane closures and 24 hour hard shoulder closures with narrow lanes with a speed restriction due to construction works (SMART Motorways).

• A43, from 9pm November 19 2018 to 6am December 20 2023, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 and A43 northbound and southbound, junction 15a, carriageway, lane closures, 24 hour narrow lanes and speed restrictions due to construction works (SMART Motorways).

• M1, from 9pm December 3 2018 to 6am December 20 2023, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 / M45 northbound and southbound, junction 17 to junction 18, carriageway and lane closures due to construction works (SMART Motorways).

• A43, from 9pm October 17 2018 to 6am December 20 2023, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 northbound and southbound, junction 15 to junction 15a, carriageway, lane closures, 24 hour narrow lanes and speed restriction due to construction works (SMART Motorways).

• M1, from 10pm December 4 2018 to 6am December 20 2023, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 northbound and southbound, J15a to junction 16, carriageway,lane closures,24 hour narrow lanes and speed restriction due to construction works (SMART Motorways).

• M1, from 9pm January 7 2019 to 6am December 20 2023, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 northbound and southbound, junction 16, carriageway closures, lane closures and 24 hour narrow lanes with a speed restriction due to construction works (SMART Motorways).

And a further 16 closures will begin over the next seven days:

• A43, from midday, March 7 to 6am March 28, slight delays (under 10 mins): A5 northbound and southbound, Weedon Bec to Towcester Roundabout, carriageway and layby closure with a diversion route due to carriageway improvements.

• A5, from 8pm March 7 to 5am March 9, slight delays (under 10 mins): A5 northbound and southbound, Old Stratford to Heathencote, traffic signals due to maintenance works.

• M40, from 9.30pm March 7 to 6am March 9, moderate delays (10-30 mins): M40 southbound, junction 10, exit slip road closure for maintenance works.

• M1, from 9pm March 9 to 3am March 10, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 southbound, junction 16 to junction 17, mobile lane closure due to works on behalf of Capita.

• M1, from 9pm March 9 to 4am March 10, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 southbound, junction18 to junction17, mobile lane closure for technology works.

• M40, from 9.30pm March 9 to 6am March 11, moderate delays (10-30 mins): M40 northbound, junction 9 to junction 11, Lane closure for maintenance works.

• M1, from 8pm March 10 to 6am March 11, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 southbound, junction 17 to junction 16, Lane closures due to maintenance work.

• A5, from 9.30am March 11 to 3.30pm September 1, slight delays (under 10 mins): A5 northbound and southbound, DIRFT to Gibbet roundabout, carriageway closures, narrow lanes and speed restrictions for works being undertaken on behalf of DIRFT.

• A43, from 8pm March 14 to 6am March 19, slight delays (under 10 mins): A43 southbound, Brackley, Lane closure for survey works.

• M40, from 9.30pm March 15 to 6am March 17, moderate delays (10-30 mins): M40 southbound, diversion route, From, junction 11 to junction 10 and return northbound to junction 11.

• M40, from 9.30pm March 15 to 6am March 17, moderate delays (10-30 mins): M40 southbound, diversion route, From, junction 11 to junction 10 and return northbound to junction 11.

• M40, from 9.30pm March 15 to 6am March 17, moderate delays (10-30 mins): M40 northbound, junction 10 to junction 12, Lane closure for maintenance works.

• M1, from 8am March 16 to 4pm March 17, slight delays (under 10 mins): M45 eastbound and westbound, Thurlaston to M1, mobile hard shoulder closure due to maintenance works.

• M1, from 8.30am March 18 to 3.30pm March 21, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 northbound and southbound, junction 15a to junction 19, hard shoulder closures due to maintenance works.

• A5, from 8pm March 20 to 5am March 21, slight delays (under 10 mins): A5 clockwise Towcester, Narrow lanes due to electrical works.

• A43, from 9.30pm March 21 to 6am March 23, moderate delays (10-30 mins): M40 southbound, diversion route, From, junction 11 to junction 10 and return northbound to junction 11.

National Highways is responsible for maintaining motorways and major A-roads, so closures of smaller roads will not be included in their schedule.