Roadworks this week: Dozens of spots to steer clear of in Northampton and across West Northamptonshire

Delays possible on M1, A45, A5 and A43 in the coming days

By The Newsroom
Monday, 24th January 2022, 1:50 pm
Updated Monday, 24th January 2022, 1:58 pm

Drivers in and around Northampton and across West Northamptonshire will have 32 National Highways road closures to watch out for in the next few days.

The latest expected works list, with notes from National Highways, shows that 17 closures already in place are expected to carry on this week:

• M1, from 8pm January 23 to 6am January 24, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M1 southbound, junction 19 to junction 18, Lane closure due to maintenance works.

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32 of the county's major roads have closures in place this week

• M1, from 8.30am January 12 to 3.30pm January 24, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M1 northbound and southbound, junction 15a to junction 19, hard shoulder closures due to maintenance works.

A43, from 9am January 17 to 3.30pm January 28, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A43 northbound and southbound, Whitfield to Brackley, diversion route due to works on behalf of Northamptonshire Highways.

• A5, from 8pm January 4 to 6am February 18, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A5 Kilsby, temporary traffic signals for works being undertaken by WPD.

A45, from 7am January 15 to 7pm February 20, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A45 eastbound, Wootton to Queen Eleanor Interchange, carriageway closure due to works on behalf of H.W Martin.

• M1, from 8pm October 11 2021 to 6am April 1 2022, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): 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 minutes): 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 minutes): 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 minutes): 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 minutes): 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 minutes): 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 minutes): 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 minutes): 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 minutes): 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 minutes): 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 minutes): 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 minutes): 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 15 closures will begin over the next seven days:

• A45, from 8pm January 24 to 6am January 25, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A45 westbound, Barnes Meadow, Lane closure due to maintenance works.

• A43, from 8pm January 24 to 6am January 29, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A43 southbound, Brackley, Lane closure due to maintenance work.

• A45, from 8pm January 24 to 6am March 3, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A45 northbound and southbound, junction 15 (M1) to Earls Barton, slip road closures with a diversion route and lane closure due to routine maintenance works.

• M40, from 9pm January 24 to 6am January 25, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M40 southbound, junction 11, exit slip road closure for maintenance work, diversion via Highways England Network.

• A5, from 10pm January 24 to 6am February 2, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A5 northbound and southbound, Crick to Gibbett, diversion route due to works on county council network.

• M40, from 10pm January 24 to 5am January 25, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M40 northbound, junction 1 to junction 2, Lane closures for maintenance works.

• A5, from 9.30am January 25 to 4.30pm January 27, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A5 Towcester, Footway working for works being undertaken on behalf of BT.

• M1, from 8pm January 26 to 5am January 29, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M1 southbound, junction 19 to junction 18, Lane closure due to works on behalf of Telent NRTS.

• A5, from 4pm January 29 to 6am January 30, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A5 northbound and southbound, Magna park Roundabout to Gibbett Hill Roundabout, carriageway closure for maintenance works.

• A45, from 8pm January 29 to 5am January 30, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M1 southbound, junction 19, exit slip road closure with a diversion route due to maintenance work.

• A5, from 4pm January 30 to 5am January 31, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A5 northbound, Danes Way to Lilbourne, traffic signals and layby closure due to maintenance works.

• M1, from 8pm January 30 to 6am January 31, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M1 northbound, junction 16 to Watford Gap, Lane closure due to maintenance works.

• A5, from 8pm February 2 to 6am February 4, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A5 Potterspury, temporary traffic signals for works by Western Power Distributions.

• A5, from 8pm February 5 to 6am February 8, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A5 northbound and southbound, M69, junction 1 to Shawell, Lane closures and traffic signals due to works on behalf of HW Martin.

• M40, from 9pm February 7 to 5am February 8, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M40 northbound, junction 10 to junction 11, Lane closures due to maintenance work.

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