Cove works set for completion in a fortnight

Posted on: 29 April 2016

The A396 Cove Road is on course to re-open fully, without the need for traffic control, by Saturday 14 May.

The essential roadworks, to replace a safety barrier, are on schedule – both the new barrier and stonewall have been completed.

All that remains is the completion of the kerbing and the final resurfacing of the road.

On Tuesday 3 May the off peak (9.30am to 3.30pm) closure will be re-introduced, with the road under traffic control outside of these times, to allow the final length of kerbing to be installed.

During this time Devon County Council is taking the opportunity to clean all the gullies and jet out the drains under the road, to avoid the need for disruption to traffic later in the year.

It is hoped that the closure will not be required over the weekend of 7 May and 8 May.

From 9 May, for five days, the road will be closed during off peak times (9.30am to 3.30pm) for resurfacing works – traffic will be under traffic control outside these times.

All traffic management is scheduled to be removed before the weekend of the Saturday 14 May.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “All traffic management is scheduled to be removed before the weekend

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Cllr Stuart Hughes

of the Saturday 14 May. However, the works are weather dependant and may be subject to change which will be publicised.”

For more information go to the dedicated website here

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