Roadworks: Dozens of 'slight delays' likely on M1, A45, A5 and A43 in West Northamptonshire this week

Some closures on major routes will add ten minutes to journeys

By Joseph Hook, data reporter
Tuesday, 22nd March 2022, 8:30 am

Drivers in and around West Northamptonshire will have 24 National Highways road closures to watch out for this week. But the news isn't too bad, with all of them expected to cause only slight delays of under 10 minutes.

The latest expected works list, with notes from National Highways, shows 15 closures already in place are expected to carry on this week:

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

Plenty of road closures are planned on the M1, A45, A5 and A43 through Northamptonshire

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• M1, from 8pm September 10 2021 to 6am May 6 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.

• 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 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).

Another nine closures will begin over the next seven days:

• M1, from 8pm March 21 to 5am March 22, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 northbound, junction 16 to junction 17, Lane closure due to works on behalf of Telent.

• M40, from 10pm March 23 to 5am March 24, slight delays (under 10 mins): M40 southbound, junction 11 to junction 10, Lane closures for maintenance works.

• A5, from 9am March 29 to 5pm March 30, slight delays (under 10 mins): A5 northbound and southbound, Danes Way, mobile lane closures due to horticulture works.

• A5, from 9.30am March 29 to 3.30pm March 30, slight delays (under 10 mins): A5 northbound and southbound, Newton to Clifton on Dunsmore, diversion route due to works on behalf of Warwickshire County Council.

• A14, from 1pm April 1 to 4am May 4, slight delays (under 10 mins): A14 eastbound and westbound, Naseby to Rothwell, Layby, slip roads and lane closures with diversion route due to maintenance works.

• M1, from 8pm April 3 to 6am April 11, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 northbound and southbound, junction 16 to junction 17, Lane closure due to survey works.

• M1, from 8pm April 4 to 5am April 5, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 southbound, junction 19 to junction 17, Lane closure due to works on behalf of Telent.

• M1, from 8pm April 4 to 6am April 9, slight delays (under 10 mins): M1 northbound and southbound, junction 18 to junction 19, Lane closure due to maintenance works.

• A5, from 8pm April 4 to 5am April 6, slight delays (under 10 mins): A5 Towcester, temporary traffic signals due to maintenance works.

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