Roadworks in Towcester July-November 2018

The A5 Watling Street through Towcester will be closed for approximately 17 weeks while roadworks take place.

The works include the reinstatement of a trench over a gas main that runs down the centre of the A5, alongside repairs to damaged drains and kerbs, the resurfacing of footways and the carriageway, and a refresh of road markings.

The work will be carried out in phases starting at the bridge over the River Tove near Aldi and Tesco, then will make its way south through the town centre, finishing near Marlow Road.

The work will take place in phases so as to keep disruption to a minimum for local residents.

  • Phase 1A, B, C Road Closure for 3 weeks
    River Tove Bridge to Northampton Road
    Covers/Frames/Gully Connections/ Drainage/ CCTV/ Surfacing/ Lining/ HFS & Loops
  • Phase 2A, B, C Road Closure  for 5 weeks
    Northampton Road to Richmond Road
    Drainage/CCTV/Gullies/Ponding/Gas Trench/Concrete Slab/Surfacing/Lining/ HFS & Loops
  • Phase 3  Road closure for 8 weeks
    Richmond Road to Reffield Close
    Drainage/CCTV/Gullies/Ponding/Gas Trench/Concrete Slab/Surfacing/Lining & HFS
  • Phase 5 Road Closure for 1 week
    Reffield Close for 100m to the South
    Drainage/CCTV/Surfacing & Lining
  • Phase 4 Road Closure for 2 days
    Up to Marlow Road
    Surfacing/Lining & HFS

Work is due to start 23 July 2018 and is scheduled for completion by the end of November 2018.

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Through-traffic heading south along the A5 will be diverted south at the Tove roundabout along A43 to the A413 Whittlebury turning, then east at Cow Pastures and back on to the A5.

Northbound traffic will be diverted north at the Stony Stratford roundabout along the A508 into Northampton and on to the M1 or Mereway Ring Road, then south back towards Towcester via the A43.

It should be noted that gaps in the central reservation along the A43 will also be closed for safety reasons.

The timing of the closures on the A5 will vary and motorists should pay close attention to any signage.

One-way restrictions along Park Street, Browns Yard, Chantry Lane and Moat Lane in Towcester will be lifted temporarily when needed to allow access for residents and businesses.

For more information contact Mike Healy, Public Liaison Officer (PLO) who can be reached via 07964 114623 or