Daytime road closures planned for ongoing stabilisation work on Teign Valley Road

Retaining wall collapse on Teign Valley Road

Posted on: 25 October 2017

Work to stabilise the embankment on parts of the Teign Valley Road will require further daytime road closures over the next fortnight.

A series of road closures on the stretch of the B3193 south of the Teign Valley Golf Club will be needed on Wednesday (1 November), Thursday (2 November), Friday (3 November) and Monday 6 November. To minimise disruption, the road will be closed from 8:30am to 3:30pm and a signed diversion will be in place.

Soil nailing work to reinforce the embankment of the road between Canonteign Lane and the crossroads by Exmouth Cottages has now finished, and fencing and kerbs have also been installed.

The remaining closures will enable resurfacing to take place and for the removal of a large tree at the base of the bank that could otherwise cause future stability problems on the river bank.

Temporary traffic lights remain in place on another section of the road just north of Spara Bridge, where the retaining wall had partially collapsed.

Ground investigations and surveys have been carried out on this part of the road and trees have been removed that could otherwise destabilise the retaining wall further.

Work on this section is due to start on site on Monday 13 November and is expected to take around three months. The scheme will initially be carried out using temporary traffic lights but some daytime closures will be needed between 8:30am and 3:30pm, although dates are yet to be confirmed.

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “The stabilisation work on the Teign Valley Road is progressing well with the installation of the anchors complete and a wire mesh in place on the embankment south of the golf club. The upcoming closures will enable work on this section to be completed, but further closures are necessary for the road north of Spara Bridge. Every effort is being made to minimise disruption and we would ask everyone to please bear with us while this essential safety work is carried out.”

The road will be impassable to pedestrians and cyclists, as well as all traffic, during the closures.

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