Moor Lane roundabout upgrade on hold

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Posted on: 12 February 2020

Work to upgrade Moor Lane roundabout in Exeter has had to be put on hold temporarily following complications with utility diversions.

The first phase of the Devon County Council scheme got underway last month, starting with vegetation clearance and excavation to move service utilities.

It had been hoped that utility connections could be shifted to one side to enable the widening of the approach to the roundabout. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, some of the services require major diversions which has put a temporary stop to the earthwork.

While the work is on hold, temporary lane restrictions will be removed from Moor Lane.

It is hoped that the scheme can resume next month. It will continue to be co-ordinated with overnight resurfacing at Moor Lane roundabout, which is due to start in mid-March.

The Moor Lane project, which is adding a fourth approach lane to the roundabout from the direction of Sowton Industrial Estate, is being funded by the Highways England Growth and Housing Designated Fund and Devon County Council.

3 comments on “Moor Lane roundabout upgrade on hold

  1. FIONA says:

    Total chaos it’s taking 30mins just to get off Sowton

  2. Annoyed DCC employee. says:

    I am not sure why the lanes needed to be extended as it was working well before so as they say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

    All you have done is cause chaos and stress to everyone these last few weeks trying to get out of Sowton. It has taken most people at least 20 minutes just to get out of the park and ride.

  3. anon says:

    Ironically, the extra lane probably didn’t need to be created, simply re-marking the existing lanes would have done the trick along with clear information about which lane to use. e.g. Lane 1 – Left Turn + Straight on. Lane 1 -Straight on, Plus M5, Lane 3 – M5 & A30. Some adjustment to the round about to faciliate easier turning would also improve things.

    Sadly having 2 lanes towards Ambassador drive only extends the problem from Moor Lane to Ambassador drive, the northern section beyond the roundabout will need to have additional lane merging space with 2 egress lanes on from the roundabout, although there technically isn’t anywhere for that traffic to fit beyond that point.

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