Cold Higham Parish Council

Serving the people of Cold Higham, Grimscote, Fosters Booth (W) and Potcote

A5 Roadworks Between Towcester & Weedon

Update 9 Jan 20


Update Bulletin 1 – 9.1.2020

As you may be aware, Highways England will be carrying out essential maintenance works to the A5 between Tove roundabout (A43) and Weedon until the end of July 2020.

These works are programmed to commence on Monday 13th January 2020.

The initial works to Phase 1 (from Tove roundabout (A43) to the Banbury Lane / Butcher's Lane crossroads, Foster's Booth) includes vegetation clearance before bird nesting season commences and surveys of existing drainage pipelines.

These particular works will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am Mondays to Fridays inclusive and are programmed to take approximately two weeks.

Please note that the A5, between Tove roundabout (A43) and Weedon, will remain open as usual when we are not working and winter maintenance work, i.e. gritting of the road, will be carried out as normal.

Please also note that all our planned road works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Local businesses will be open as usual during these essential works so please continue to use these and ask others to do the same. I'm sure that your local business community would appreciate it.

I apologise for any disruption our works may cause. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

For further information, please contact:
Mike Healy
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England

Mobile: 07964 114 623

Update 8 Jan 20

In response to a query by the PC about the use of the Banbury Lane/A5 crossroads during the roadworks, the following response has been received from Highways England:

"We will make every effort to maintain access across the A5 at the Banbury Lane / Butchers Lane crossroads during our works.

However, there may be occasions when the type of works being carried out at the crossroads make that impossible.

Please be assured that notification of any such occasion will be given in advance so that drivers can make alternative arrangements."

The web site will be updated here whenever such information is received.


Update 3 Jan 20

Signs on the A5 northbound leaving Towcester indicate that the roadworks will start on 13 January 2020.


Between January 2020 and July 2020 there will be major roadworks along the A5 between the Towcester Roundabout and Weedon.

This will include tree and vegetation clearance, repair to damaged drains, repairing ditches, and resurfacing.

It will entail:

  • Week night closures (8pm - 6am)
  • Some full weekend closures (8pm Friday - 6am Monday).

This special page has been opened on the parish web site to keep residents informed of the progress. It will be updated regularly whenever information is received from the contractors or Highways England.

The initial warning letter from Highways England is below. This information shows:

  • Notification letter, giving the main details;
  • The main diversion map;
  • The non-motorway diversion map;
  • The planned phases of the project.