Drainage repairs planned on Honiton to Dunkeswell road
Posted on: 17 November 2017
Essential drainage repairs will be carried out on the road from Honiton to Dunkeswell, near Combe Raleigh, starting on Monday 4 December.
A culvert on the route has collapsed and needs replacement. The road will be closed for a maximum of five days while work is carried out.
A signed diversion will be in place via the A30, Monkton, Upottery and Smeatharpe, and vice versa.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “It’s essential this culvert is replaced for the safety of people using the road and we’re investing in ensuring it is well maintained. This scheme will involve digging up the road, so it will have to be closed. There’s never a good time to close a road and while we appreciate it will cause some inconvenience, every effort is being made to minimise disruption, so we would advise people to allow extra time for their journey.”
Councillor Iain Chubb, Devon County Councillor for Whimple and Blackdown, said: “The culvert has been deteriorating over the past few years and it is essential for the structure to be replaced in order to maintain the safety of highway users. This is a busy road and the important work will be done to reduce or eliminate the flow of water over the roadway which will help with the sustainability of the road surface and therefore help towards road safety.”
While the road is closed, new gullies will also be installed and other maintenance work will be undertaken.Posted in: DCC Homepage | Environment