A45 Daventry development link road

​The A45 Daventry Development Link is a new 3.5 mile (5.7km) single carriageway, which starts at a new roundabout on the existing A45 between the villages of Dodford and Weedon (to the east of Globe Farm). It then passes 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.

Road now open

The A45 Daventry Development Link opened to traffic on Thursday 15 November 2018 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony signalling the completion of the 3.5 mile route.

Designed and constructed by KierWSP and Balfour Beatty, the link road starts at a new roundabout on the existing A45 between the villages of Dodford and Weedon, to the east of Globe Farm.

It then passes 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.

Some finishing-off works are still being carried out, including landscaping.

The construction of the A45 Daventry Development Link has improved transport links between the towns of Northampton and Daventry, and access between Daventry and the M1 motorway. The road has relieved the villages of Flore and Weedon of through traffic and will facilitate and support the growth of Daventry District.

Video: Road now open

 

Scheme cost and funding

The budget for the A45 Daventry Development Link was £40.9million, funded by the SEMLEP Local Growth Deal, the Highways England Growth and Housing Fund, Northamptonshire County Council, Daventry District Council and developer funding.