Daytime road closures for essential resurfacing work on the A3072, Holsworthy

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Posted on: 29 May 2019

Essential resurfacing and drainage work is due to take place on the A3072 at Holsworthy next month.

The scheme will be carried out in three phases to minimise disruption.

From Monday 3 June to Friday 14 June temporary traffic signals will be in place 24 hours a day to allow drainage work to be undertaken on a short section of road near the Simpson Valley Coarse and Trout Fishery.

Due to the poor weather, the road will be closed between Anvil Corner and Waterloo Road for resurfacing from Wednesday 19 June for 3 days (rather than Monday 17 June as originally scheduled), and then between Waterloo Road and Coles Mill Bridge on Monday 24 June and Tuesday 25 June.

The road closures will be during the daytime from 7.30am, reopening no later than 5pm each day.

No vehicles will be able to park on the road during the work. Access for pedestrians and emergency services will be maintained. For all other vehicles a recommended diversion route in both directions 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.

The official signed diversion route for all vehicles less than 12 ft high will be in place via Anvil Corner to Holsworthy Beacon to Holsworthy and vice versa. For vehicles over 12ft high the diversion is via Holsworthy, Whimble Cross to Anvil Corner and vice versa.

Access to residential properties and businesses within the closure will be able to have vehicular access their properties by liaising with the site foreman, although there may be a short delay until it is safe to pass. Pedestrian access will be available throughout the work.

Any change to the start date or duration of works will be indicated on the advisory signs located on site.

The scheme will be carried out by contractor Skanska. For more information visit Devon County Council’s roads and transport website.

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