What’s happening this Winter

Our appointed contractor, Winvic Construction Ltd is making good progress with both the main onsite works and the programme of highways works.

DCO Amendment

SEGRO has applied for non-material amendments to the Development Consent Order (DCO), seeking permission for occupation of the relevant warehousing ahead of the rail terminal being operational. To view the full application statement and for further information, please see below:

Over the spring months, you will see the following activities on site:

  • Development plateau - earthworks will re-commence in Spring 2023. On site drainage will commence mid-way through Q1 and will continue throughout Q2
  • Services - the primary sub-station works are complete and will be energised in Q1 2023, providing power to the whole scheme
  • Rail connection - the new rail tunnel is complete. On-site rail works will continue through Q1 and Q2 2023 and Network Rail will be working on site to connect the rail freight terminal to the mainline
  • M1 Junction 15 improvement works - works practically complete with minor traffic management ongoing overnight
  • Roade Bypass - construction of the bypass began in Spring 2022 and will continue throughout Spring and Summer 2023 aiming to be concluded in Q4 2023
  • West Coast Mainline Bridge - bridge construction continues with railway possessions overnight and at weekends. It is anticipated these works will be complete early Q3 2023
  • A508 access roundabout and dualling - complete and open to traffic

Rail Freight Terminal

The strategic rail freight interchange will connect to the West Coast Mainline via the Northampton loop line, and will encourage the increase of sustainable movement of freight by rail. The terminal will include intermodal container storage and Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) parking, and the provision of an aggregates’ facility, with the capability to also provide a rapid rail freight facility.

The new rail tunnel is complete. On-site rail works to construct the rail terminal will complete early in 2023 and Network Rail will be working on site to connect the Northampton loop to the mainline. The rail tie will be fully open by May 2024.

View latest progress here


Roade Bypass is a new 2.5km single carriageway road that will be constructed to the west of Roade, tying into the A508 to the north at Northampton Road and A508 to the south at Stratford Road. As part of the bypass construction, a new road bridge across the West Coast Main Line will be built to the north of Bailey Brooks Lane Bridge.

The bypass will have 3 roundabouts:

  • A508 Northampton Road
  • Blisworth Road
  • A508 Stratford Road

Works will continue through the Winter, creating the new road alignment and environment bunds, road drainage and ponds. Road paving and utility diversion works complete. The road is scheduled to be completed in Winter 2023 / Spring 2024. You can find out more about the phasing and timing of the upcoming works here.

A508 Northampton Road / Blisworth Road Junction

  • Utilities Diversion works under traffic light Winter/Spring 2023 Roade Bypass.

New Roade Rail Bridge

  • Railway possessions cancellation over the Christmas period has delayed the works to remove the temporary falsework and formwork.
  • Rail Bridge to continue during the Winter/Spring 2023.

Courteenhall Road Junction

  • Site clearance works continue to progress
  • Utility diversions:
    - High voltage and low voltage diversions – Winter 2023
    - Gas main diversion – Winter/Spring 2023
    - Comms diversions – Spring 2023

Stoke Bruerne Junction Realignment

  • Site clearance works continue to progress
  • Site construction access will commence under Traffic Management four-way lights
  • Earthworks progressed well during 2022 and will recommence with drainage works in the spring 2023

Roade Bypass

  • Blisworth Road - Utilities diversion and new alignment road opening Spring/Summer 2023 (under traffic lights)
  • Earthworks and drainage works continue during the Winter/Spring 2023.
  • Surfacing works to commence & continue during the Winter/Summer 2023.
  • Fencing & Noise Barrier to commence & continue during the Winter to Summer 2023
  • Footway & Bridalway construction Summer 2023
  • New Roundabout construction Summer 2023

A508 Rookery Lane & Ashton Road Junction

  • Earthworks and drainage works continue during the Winter/Spring 2023.
  • Utilities diversions Spring/Summer 2023.
  • Surfacing and new road layout Spring/Summer 2023.

Traffic Management

Following the major traffic switch onto the new junction alignment, the route through the M1 Junction 15 improvement works approved by National Highways, means the junction has changed considerably.

You will have seen a change in the alignment of the A508 as the traffic has recently moved onto the new carriageway built to the north of the existing A508.


There will be some road closures during the S months. Click here for more details.

We appreciate any work in the public highway can be frustrating and would like to apologise for any disruption – we will be getting through the works as quickly and as safely as possible.

We would like to reassure you that we will work closely with the highways authorities to ensure any disruption is minimised and we will keep you regularly updated of any potential impacts. Highway works have been planned in coordination with National Highways and Northamptonshire County Council and will be reviewed on a regular basis during the project.

If road closures are required, diversion routes will be put in place, and we will notify you of these in advance. For the latest Traffic Management information see Traffic & Travel.

We are working closely with the team at National Highways who are constructing a ‘smart motorway’ on the M1 between Junctions 13 to 16, which will convert the hard shoulder into a fourth traffic lane. This is a separate scheme and will be delivered during 2019 through to 2022. Please refer to National Highways for further information.