Ongoing roadworks are taking place at the Round Spinney interchange on the A43 near Moulton, and on the St Peter’s Way roundabout (between Carlsberg’s brewery and the train station).
This weekend the pressure this is causing Northampton’s traffic will be added to by the annual St Crispin’s Street Fair, which will be taking place in the Market Square and surrounding streets and is expected to attract tens of thousands of people on each of its four days.
Furthermore, considerable amounts of traffic are using the Northampton ring road to avoid the town centre, and at peak times delays are commonplace.
So make sure you allow considerable amounts of time for the journey to Franklin’s Gardens this Saturday, and plan your route carefully.
Car parks on Edgar Mobbs Way open at 2pm, with the Village also opening at 2pm and the main stadium at 3pm.
There is an Under-19s game kicking off at 1pm for early arrivals, while the TVs in the bars will be showing European Rugby Champions Cup matches throughout the afternoon, including Ulster v Toulon and Bath v Toulouse.
Post-match traffic management will be in operation to smooth your journey away from Franklin’s Gardens.
As an alternative, supporters who travel from Rugby, Long Buckby, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard (or their respective surrounding areas) may wish to use London Midland trains; Northampton train station is a short walk from Franklin’s Gardens.
For full information about car parking and public transport options visit www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/matchday