This service area is technically available in both directions, but only signposted eastbound as the westbound side involves a detour which is not suitable for HGVs.
- Grid reference: SP823802
Trivia and History
The A14 here didn't open until the mid-1990s, however it was built over the alignment of a previous road. That road, the A6, had the Rothwell Lodge to the south, and a pair of cottages to the north called Rothwell Lodge Cottages. In the 1930s a transport depot and garage opened next to these, as well as three properties called Jonlyn.
That garage is now the petrol station which is there today, and Jonlyn was demolished to create the McDonald's. Rothwell Lodge is now a farm, but has lent its name to this junction.
The filling station was taken over by Euro Garages in 2015. It formerly included On The Run and Costa.
A large truckstop is currently being built at A14 J3, to the west of Rothwell. It's not yet clear if this is intended to be signposted as a rival facility.
| Corley (M6, 34)|
Leicester Forest East (33 miles)
|Services on the A14||Kettering (4 miles)|
|none nearby||Euro Garages services||Kettering (4 miles)|