A5 Towcester Improvements

Closed 14 Sep 2022

Opened 15 Aug 2022


The A5 in Towcester has longstanding issues with the high levels of traffic passing through its historic town centre, causing environmental, safety and accessibility concerns to residents and businesses. The proposed scheme aims to encourage through traffic, and in particular goods vehicles, to use the new link road and the A43 as an alternative to the A5. This will alleviate some of the more disruptive traffic from the town centre, improving accessibility and quality of life in Towcester

The main objectives of the scheme are:

  • to improve safety for all
  • to reduce the impact of air and noise pollution on surrounding environments and habitats
  • to increase the number of trips made in Towcester by walking and cycling
  • to help boost the local economy through increased trade and footfall
  • to make Towcester’s high street an attractive place to visit
  • to improve accessibility to Towcester town centre for everyone
  • to preserve Towcester’s rich history and identity

Details of the consultation, where to find information and planned events 

Visit us at one of our public consultation events:

  • Sawpits Centre - 10am to 7pm Wednesday 31 August 2022, Sawpits Centre, Towcester, NN12 6FT
  • Waitrose car park -  noon to 7pm Monday 5 September 2022, Richmond Road, Towcester NN12 6HZ
  • Aldi car park - 9am to 2pm Tuesday 6 September 2022, Old Greens Norton Road, Towcester NN12 8AX

Join us at our online public consultation events:

  • 17 August – 7pm to 8:30pm
  • 24 August – 7pm to 8:30pm

The online consultation events will be held via Microsoft Teams. To book onto these sessions please email your name and the date of the online event you would like to attend to a5towcester@jacobs.com and we’ll provide you with further details and the event link.

Printed copies of the consultation brochure and response form will be available at our face-to-face consultation events above. They will also be available at the following locations from Monday 22 August, or on our scheme webpage.

Towcester Library

The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD

Opening times:

  • Monday – Friday – 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday - 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday - closed 

Towcester Sports & Social Club

5 Swinneyford Road, Towcester NN12 6HD

Opening times:

  • Monday - Thursday – 7pm to 11pm
  • Friday –  noon to 4pm
  • Saturday – Sunday - 12pm to 12am


  • All members of the public


  • Roads