B3230 improvement nearing completion

B3230 near Blakewell Fisheries

Posted on: 19 November 2018

The B3230 near Barnstaple is due to re-open tomorrow evening (Tuesday 20 November), more than a week ahead of schedule following the completion of essential stabilisation work.

A new retaining wall has been constructed on the road, near Blakewell Fisheries, over the past seven weeks.

The 32.5-metre long structure has been built to support the highway, reinforce the bank and also act as a safety barrier.

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “This scheme was absolutely essential to stabilise the road. It was planned in consultation with local businesses and was timed to be carried out outside of the summer season in order to minimise disruption. The contractor has worked well on site to complete this scheme in seven weeks, cutting down the length of the scheme by a week and a half which has made it possible to re-open the road early.”

Councillor Andrea Davis

Councillor Andrea Davis, County Councillor for Combe Martin Rural, said: “Our thanks go to local residents and businesses for their patience while this work has been carried out, and also to the contractor for completing the work well ahead of schedule. The retaining wall provides a big improvement to the structure of the road.”

The scheme follows similar stabilisation work on another section of the B3230 at Plaistow Mills, near Muddiford, which was completed last year.

Work has been carried out by MacPlant Construction Ltd.

1 comment on “B3230 improvement nearing completion

  1. k dyer says:

    this road has had traffic lights or been closed for the last 7 years its about time they fixed it

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