The A45 Daventry Development Link is a new 3.5m (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 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony signalling the completion of the 3.5 mile route.
All funders and partners would like to thank everyone for their co-operation and patience during the construction of this long awaited link road. The prolonged and very cold winter in 2017, followed by torrential rain in early summer 2018 had a severe impact on earthworks operations and did cause some delay but we are delighted the road is now open.
Some finishing-off works are still being carried out, including landscaping. Also, work on the A5 will take place under temporary two-way traffic lights for two weeks.
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.
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.
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.