A45 Daventry development link road

​The A45 Daventry Development Link will be a new 3.5 m (5.7km) single carriageway, which will start at a new roundabout on the existing A45 between the villages of Dodford and Weedon (to the east of Globe Farm). It will then pass to the north of the villages of Weedon, Flore and Upper Heyford before rejoining the A45 at a new roundabout between Upper Heyford and the M1 motorway at junction 16.

Description of scheme

The road has been designed so that it could be dualled in the future.  The scheme includes earthworks (cuttings and embankments) and the construction of eight structures including bridges, a culvert and a farm crossing. Planning permission for the scheme was granted in June 2015.  Details of the planning application can be found on our road scheme applications page.

You can view the route below: 

Key programme of dates

​Date​Details

​Tuesday 19 January 2017  to September 2017 (approx. 8 months)

​A temporary road closure on Brockhall Road was implemented on 10 January 2017 for a period of approximately 8 months to allow construction of the new bridge.

During this time, ‘Road closed’ signs will be in place on Brockhall Road and in Flore. A diversion route will be in place and clearly signed.  We ask drivers to kindly observe these signs and use the diversion route.

Information regarding the diversion routes can be also be found at www.roadworks.org

March 2017 update​Progress continues well on the construction of the new road. Further details about the scheme can be found within the newsletters in the further information section below.
Early 2018​Scheduled scheme completion.

Access arrangements and other FAQ's

A large amount of dangerous work is being carried out within the entire site and members of the
public are urged not to enter the site areas at any time for their own safety. Please only use the
Public Rights Way to cross the site at the designated crossing points which are clearly signed
and cordoned off.

At times it may be necessary to locally divert the Public Rights of Way routes or restrict their use,
but we will keep you up to date as we progress. The Rights of Way which interface the
construction site are EU1 (Flore Hill to Dodford footpath); EU 14 / EU2 (Flore to Brockhall
bridleway / footpath); EU5 (Flore High Street to Brington Road footpath); and EU7 (Flore to
Harpole footpath). The tow path of the Grand Union Canal also cross the site.

Benefits of the scheme

The construction of the A45 Daventry Development Link will improve transport links between the towns of Northampton and Daventry, and improve access between Daventry and the M1 motorway.

The road will facilitate and support the growth of Daventry District and relieve the villages of Flore and Weedon of through traffic.

In Weedon, it will significantly reduce traffic congestion at the existing signalised junction of the A5 with the A45, and reduce the number and severity of road accidents providing a high quality route for through traffic.

It will help to attract businesses to the area and will release future development to support and enable the growth outlined in the West Northants Joint Core Strategy.

Scheme cost and how it will be funded

The A45 Daventry Development Link is funded by the Northamptonshire Growth Deal and supported by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership.

The scheme will cost in the region of £32 million.

Further information

This page will be updated as the scheme progresses. Further information can be found within the newsletters below:

Please visit our twitter page @A45DaventryLink for further information as the scheme progresses.