Overnight closures for improvement work to A379 Bitton Park Road Teignmouth

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Posted on: 13 February 2019

A four-week programme of overnight improvement works will be carried out on one of Teignmouth’s main roads later this month.

Work on the A379 Bitton Park Road, from the junction with Shaldon Bridge to the fire station, will include major road resurfacing and footpath repairs, as well as upgrading the toucan crossing near Tesco Express, fixing damaged pedestrian barriers, renewing signage and lining and replacing high friction surfacing where required.

To minimise disruption to daytime traffic on this busy route, all the work will be carried out during an overnight road closure (including Shaldon Bridge) between 7pm and 7am, Monday to Friday. Work starts on Monday 18 February and is expected to take four weeks.

Residents needing to access their property on streets within the closure will be escorted through site to ensure their safety as there will be heavy plant equipment operating.

Pedestrians and cyclists who dismount will be able to use the pavement.

As with any road closure a recommended diversion route 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.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management said:

“These improvement works are essential for one of Teignmouth’s busiest roads.

“We recognise that there will be some unavoidable short-term disruption, so we can carry out the work safely, and we have tried to minimise this with careful coordination and closing the road overnight.

“I encourage everyone to plan ahead and allow extra time for your journeys and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.”

Councillor Sylvia Russell, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Teignmouth, said:

“Any proposals to alleviate the stop/start traffic flow and improve the air quality will be welcomed by road users and residents.   I hope that the overnight operations will not be too disturbing for the residents and I thank them in advance for their co-operation.”

Diversion details:

Traffic East to West of the road closure – A379 Dawlish Road and vice versa, New Road Teignmouth, B3192 Exeter Road, B3192 Colley Lane, onto the A380 at Ashcombe Cross, take the A380 exit for Teignmouth, A381 Teignmouth Road and vice versa.

Traffic Shaldon side of the closure to East Teignmouth  – A379 Teignmouth Road, Across to Rivera Way, South Devon Link Road, A380 to Ashcombe Cross, B3192 Colley Lane, B3192 Exeter Road, New Road Teignmouth, A379 Dawlish Road and vice versa.

Traffic Shaldon side of the closure to West Teignmouth  – A379 Teignmouth Road, Across to Rivera Way, South Devon Link Road, A380 then take the A380 exit for Teignmouth, A381 Teignmouth Road and vice versa.

13 comments on “Overnight closures for improvement work to A379 Bitton Park Road Teignmouth

  1. Mrs. j white says:

    While you are back at the Shaldon Bridge,you could find out why the bridge is still,whistling,especially noisy in the night over Teignmouth,during the last week in Feb.now 2019

  2. John smith says:

    Slip road in bitton park road closed for four days nothing done at all no information given at all very badly organized could do better.

  3. Mark jones says:

    I live in Hermosa road ! It’s 12.30 am the noise that’s occurring is unbelievable and this is for four weeks . I feel so sorry for the residents that live closer I hope the council understands that people sleep and I recommend that their council tax should reflect this disturbance . Unacceptable noise level . EHO should also act .
    It would be a different story if any member of the council lived on Bitton .

  4. Margaret de Suys says:

    .Inadequate notice and jumbled information. No concern for residents or local businesses. No prior consultation. I could go on! Whoever sanctioned and planned this fiasco should be held to account.

  5. Anne Gore says:

    Can you still walk across Shaldon bridge?

  6. Dale Carlton says:

    first night of the closure and chaos on diversion route. My daughter travelling back from torbay hospital to teignmouth at 9pm after a long shift was obliged to take the diversion using the A380 but what did she find road closurer because of installation of speed cameras. Your information is poor and there must be something lacking in your organisation.

  7. Leon Winston says:

    Yesterday 8.00pm from Newton Abbot to Shaldon
    No forward in formation that Shaldon Bridge was closed to cars
    Confusion. So a return to drive Milber route

    Required better on road information or access for Shaldon residents

  8. Mike Pursey says:

    What rubbish, they will NOT, repeat NOT escort you through if you are a resident as promised, complete refusal by the contractor at 8.20 last night Monday 18/02/2019. Just muttered use the diversion which is a lie, as you get the same reaction at the other end. Time to sort this once and for all Stuart Hughes.

  9. T Williamson says:

    Public information has again been somewhat ambiguous about the implications of these works. The physical road signs initially consistently stated ‘5 nights’ which then became ’15 nights’ but the above statement implies ’20 nights’. Please clarify. The illuminated information signs giving prior notice make no reference to Shaldon bridge and the physical road sign has been placed on the Teignmouth end of the bridge rather than the Shaldon end which again suggested the bridge itself would be unaffected, which is clearly not the case. I have ‘heard’ that the closure of Shaldon Bridge might actually only apply for the first five nights, rather than the entire period. Again, please clarify. Many thanks.

  10. Robert sadler says:

    Hello can i claim mileage .as closer off the road will mean i have to travel a long way out of my way as it is all stopping me getting to work on time .

    I live in Dawlish and work at Torquay golf club and i start work at 5 o’clock
    . why do you have to close so much at one time surely you haven’t got that many workers to be able to work at both ends of the road and if you have why is it going to take so long ?

    Many thanks
    R .Sadler


    what about my son who lives in shaldon and i live in teignmouth and have to pick him up for work at 6:30. are you telling me that in your careful thought and consideration for this project that you didnt carefully think and consider those of us who have a long early morning commute and need to use the bridge. also i cannot afford the extra 4 gallons of fuel it would take every week to do the extra 30 to 40 miles a day let alone the extra co2 being given off.
    all of this could have been saved if you just opened the road 30 minutes earlier

  12. Claire Stoyle says:

    so if I have an emergency at night because I am on call and a carer – I need to take a 40 minutes diversion to East Teignmouth from Shaldon? Just asking so I can have a contingency plan as normally I need to get there within ten minutes. is there no way of getting across the bridge to shortcut the back of Teignmouth?

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