B3212 near Bughead Cross closed from 4 November for urgent drainage repairs

Photo of a road closed sign

Posted on: 25 October 2019

The B3212 near Bughead Cross, to the west of Moretonhampstead, will be closed for around two weeks from Monday 4 November in order to carry out urgent repairs to a damaged drain.

There will be road closures in place for a large majority of the work and a signed diversion will be in operation.

Light vehicle access to businesses close to the closure point will be available using local roads.

The diversion route will be via Moretonhampstead, Whiddon Down, A30, Tavistock and Two Bridges and the same route going in the opposite direction.

Please note that the duration that the work is dependent on weather conditions and therefore the duration may vary.

These are essential works to fix a damaged drain which is causing water to flow over the road. The works need to be carried out now to ensure drivers’ safety over the winter months.

To ensure the safety of our workforce we are unable to carry out this work without a road closure.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

2 comments on “B3212 near Bughead Cross closed from 4 November for urgent drainage repairs

  1. David Fisher says:

    I cannot believe that you need to close the whole road again as we have just put up with weeks of diversions on this road. It cannot be that difficult to have either stop/go boards or a convoy system in place as is normal for this type of work.

    • Hi David, We can understand the frustration you and other road users may feel as we have recently closed this road to carry out planned repairs to surfacing and drainage. However, the damage to drainage pipes is causing water to flow over the road surface and we need to repair the damage prior to the winter, to reduce the risk of ice forming on the road surface.

      We have recently attempted to repair this damage without closing the road and using temporary traffic lights but unfortunately the size of the damaged area means we will need to excavate most of the road surface and a closure is inevitable.

      We appreciate that there will be a long, signed diversion route but we need to provide a route suitable for HGV’s. The road will be physically closed near Bughead Cross, 1 mile west of Moretonhampstead. The diversions are only a recommended route however and car drivers with local knowledge will be able to use local roads to avoid the closure.

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