A5 Road Closures – Residents Still Confused
Written by Steve Edwards on March 25, 2019
Article Published on Monday March 25, 2019 2:24 PM by Steve Edwards
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Local residents say they are still none the wiser about the reason for, and duration of, the night-time road closures along the A5.
Residents have been told to contact Mike Healy on 07964 114 623 or via infoA5kilsby@forkers.com but some say that this is just an answerphone with no response to their questions.
Information released by Highways England has been found to be incomplete and unclear and residents traveling from Towcester and the M1 say that the diversions are misleading drivers. One sign at the Towcester roundabout shows that the A5 is closed to Weedon and the diversion takes traffic along the A43 before going north along the M1 and back again down the new A45 Flore bypass. In fact, the road is open all the way to Weedon and the road closures only begin at the Weedon BP garage with access to Weedon available via Ellands Lane opposite Clark’s Garage.
Another problem seems to be the lack of coordination between Highways England and local services. One local resident reported stranded buses trying to get through saying, “This is ridiculous no communication between bus company and Highways.”
Weedon residents who did receive letters concerning the closures have taken to social media, complaining that they have found them less than helpful. This is the information given so far by Highways England and Weedon Bec Parish Council. They may well have a point.
A5 Kilsby to Weedon Roadworks – Overnight Closures – Weedon to Whilton
Works to Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 are currently programmed to be carried out during the times and on the dates listed below. Please note that this is a 16 week overview and, as all of the planned roadworks may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, the dates cannot be guaranteed.
Works taking place are clearing vegetation to enable works to ditches, repair & renew drains, curbing, etc., with resurfacing works taking place later
INITIAL AND MAIN CONSTRUCTION WORKS:
All works & road closures will take place on week nights Monday – Friday from 8.00pm to 6.00am.
Phase 1 – BP service station to Weedon Bec crossroads and Phase 2 – Weedon Bec crossroads to the new A5 roundabout.
March 11 – 15, 18 – 22, 25 – 29 ; April 1 – 4; June 10 – 14 ,17 – 19
Phase 3 – The new A5 roundabout to the Heart of The Shires Shopping Village
April 2 – 5, 8 – 12, 15 – 18, 23 – 25, 29 – 30 and May 1 – 3, 7 – 10, 13 – 17, 20 – 24
Phase 4 – The Heart of The Shires Shopping Village to Daventry Road, Whilton.
May 21st to late June 2019.
Carriageway resurfacing: 8.00pm Friday to 6.00am Monday (57 hours weekend closures)
Phase 1. June 7 – 9
Phase 2. June 14 – 16
Phase 3. June 14 – 16 & 21 – 23
During this period all works will be suspended on the following dates:
Easter Holiday – 18th – 23rd April.
May Bank Holiday – 6th May.
Spring Bank Holiday – 24th – 28th May
Works will also be suspended to accommodate:
- a) The British Grand Prix – 12th – 14th July
- b) Summer Bank Holiday (including Moto GP event) – 23rd – 27th August.
Further updates will be published as and when available.
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