Overnight closures for improvement work to A379 Bitton Park Road Teignmouth

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Posted on: 13 February 2019

A four-week programme of overnight improvement works will be carried out on one of Teignmouth’s main roads later this month.

Work on the A379 Bitton Park Road, from the junction with Shaldon Bridge to the fire station, will include major road resurfacing and footpath repairs, as well as upgrading the toucan crossing near Tesco Express, fixing damaged pedestrian barriers, renewing signage and lining and replacing high friction surfacing where required.

To minimise disruption to daytime traffic on this busy route, all the work will be carried out during an overnight road closure (including Shaldon Bridge) between 7pm and 7am, Monday to Friday. Work starts on Monday 18 February and is expected to take four weeks.

Residents needing to access their property on streets within the closure will be escorted through site to ensure their safety as there will be heavy plant equipment operating.

Pedestrians and cyclists who dismount will be able to use the pavement.

As with any road closure a recommended diversion route using roads of equal category will be signed, although motorists with good local knowledge may use minor roads to work their way around the closure and short cut the diversions.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management said:

“These improvement works are essential for one of Teignmouth’s busiest roads.

“We recognise that there will be some unavoidable short-term disruption, so we can carry out the work safely, and we have tried to minimise this with careful coordination and closing the road overnight.

“I encourage everyone to plan ahead and allow extra time for your journeys and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.”

Councillor Sylvia Russell, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Teignmouth, said:

“Any proposals to alleviate the stop/start traffic flow and improve the air quality will be welcomed by road users and residents.   I hope that the overnight operations will not be too disturbing for the residents and I thank them in advance for their co-operation.”

Diversion details:

Traffic East to West of the road closure – A379 Dawlish Road and vice versa, New Road Teignmouth, B3192 Exeter Road, B3192 Colley Lane, onto the A380 at Ashcombe Cross, take the A380 exit for Teignmouth, A381 Teignmouth Road and vice versa.

Traffic Shaldon side of the closure to East Teignmouth  – A379 Teignmouth Road, Across to Rivera Way, South Devon Link Road, A380 to Ashcombe Cross, B3192 Colley Lane, B3192 Exeter Road, New Road Teignmouth, A379 Dawlish Road and vice versa.

Traffic Shaldon side of the closure to West Teignmouth  – A379 Teignmouth Road, Across to Rivera Way, South Devon Link Road, A380 then take the A380 exit for Teignmouth, A381 Teignmouth Road and vice versa.

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