Overnight closures for Alphington Road improvements

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Posted on: 26 June 2012

Overnight closures are to be carried out on Alphington Road in Exeter as work to widen a section of the road nears completion.

Devon County Council is currently carrying out improvements to the A377 in Exeter, between the junctions with Marsh Barton Road and Alphington Cross.

New footpaths are nearing completion and resurfacing will be carried out from Monday (2 July). In order to carry out the resurfacing, this section of the road will be closed overnight from 7pm  and will be reopened before 6am for seven nights, but not at weekends.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for  Highways and Transportation, said: “By carrying out this work overnight, disruption is being kept to a minimum. Once complete, the widening scheme will provide two lanes outbound between the Marsh Barton Road and Alphington Cross junctions which will help to reduce outbound congestion and improve air quality along this busy route.”

During the overnight closures, a signed diversion route will be in place via Marsh Barton and the recently built Grace Road Link. Residents of Hatherleigh Road (East) will be advised to temporarily use the Cowick Lane exit of  Hatherleigh Road, while the traffic bollards are temporarily removed over night.

The improvement scheme is scheduled to be completed by 13 July, subject to no unforeseen delays.

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