Road works bulletin: Where to watch out for closures on the M1, A45 and A43 across West Northamptonshire this week

Dozens of spots where you could hit delays

By Joseph Hook, data reporter
Tuesday, 8th February 2022, 8:11 am

Drivers in and around West Northamptonshire will have 31 National Highways road closures to watch out for this week, which could cause delays of up to 30 minutes.

The latest expected works list, with notes from National Highways, shows that 18 closures already in place are expected to carry on this week:

• A5, from 8pm February 6 to 6am February 7, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A5 northbound, Old Stratford Roundabout - lane closure for carriageway repairs on behalf of Amey.

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A43, from 1pm February 6 to 6am February 7, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A5 northbound and southbound, Old Stratford to Towcester, carriageway and Lay-By closures with a diversion route due to maintenance works.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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).

■ A further 13 closures will begin over the next seven days:

• 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.

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

• M1, from 8pm February 10 to 6am February 11, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M1 northbound, junction 16 to Watford Gap Services, Lane closures due to maintenance work.

• A43, from 9pm February 10 to 5am February 11, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M40 southbound, junction 10, entry slip road closure for communicatons works, diversion via National Highways network.

• A14, from 8pm February 12 to 6am February 13, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A14 westbound, Kelmarsh, Lane closure due to maintenance works.

• A45, from 9.30am to 3.30pm on February 14, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A45 northbound and southbound, junction 15 (M1) to Wootton, diversion route due to works on county council network.

• M1, from 8pm February 14 to 5am February 16, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M1 northbound, junction 18 to junction 19, Lane closure due to works on behalf of Telent.

• M40, from 9pm February 14 to 6am February 15, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M40 northbound, junction 10 to junction 11, Lane closure for maintenance work.

• M40, from 9pm February 14 to 6am February 15, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M40 northbound, junction 11 to junction 12, Lane closure for maintenance work.

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

• A45, from 9pm February 16 to 5am February 17, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A45 westbound, Wootton, exit slip road lane closure for works by Western Power Distributions.

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

• M1, from 8pm February 18 to 5am February 19, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M1 northbound, junction 17, junction 18, Lane closure for inspection works.

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