Drainage work in Temple Street Sidmouth to start next month

Traffic lights

Posted on: 1 September 2016

Further work to prevent surface water from ‘ponding’ outside a business in Temple Street, Sidmouth will be carried out on Sunday 30 October 2016.

Earlier this year Devon County Council contractors successfully completed a scheme to improve drainage along Temple Street.

The work scheduled for October, and organised at the beginning of August, will be carried out by South West Highways.

It aims to improve drainage further by preventing water from collecting outside the Golden Gate Hair Solutions, which sometimes happens following heavy rain.

Contractors will improve the existing 18-metre long asphalt channel, adjacent to the kerb.
Temple Street will remain open during the single day of works, with traffic managed under temporary traffic lights.

Cllr Stuart Hughes, the County Councillor for Sidmouth Sidford, and Devon

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Cllr Stuart Hughes

County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “These works have been planned for Sunday 30th October under temporary traffic lights to minimise disruption to local businesses, residents and traffic. Once completed will reduce the risk of ponding and localised surface flooding and improve the quality of life of those that have been affected.”

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