A396 Cove open to 24-hour traffic lights a day early

Traffic lights

Posted on: 8 April 2016

The A396 Cove road, between Tiverton and West Somerset, will open to all day traffic light control today (April 8) at 3.30pm, a day earlier than originally planned.

Originally the road was due to be closed on Saturday April 9 between 9.30pm and 3.30pm.

This means that the road will be open under 24-hour traffic control from this afternoon (April 8) until May 3, which will include Bank Holiday Monday.

Finally, for the final phase of the work from May 3 to May 14, the road will revert to traffic light control during peak times and overnight only, from 3.30pm to 9.30am the following morning.
Again, outside these times, the road will be closed.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Cllr Stuart Hughes

Highways said: “Thanks to the good weather over the Easter Break the road will be open to all-day traffic control 24-hours earlier than originally planned.

“The contractor has now installed much of the kerbing and the road will be opened under traffic signals at 3.30pm today, no closures will be required over the weekend.

“Piling works are now complete and the concrete footings and vehicle restraint barriers have been installed. The majority of the works over May will be the continued construction of the wall. The contractor continues to work weekends and two gangs of stone masons are working on site.

“The final two weeks of off peak closures are planned to commence after the first May bank holiday when the kerbing works will be completed and the road resurfaced.”

A dedicated website has been set up to provide information for the public about the works https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/a396-at-cove

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