Overnight closures for resurfacing at Sandygate roundabout
Posted on: 31 October 2017
Overnight closures will be needed on Sandygate roundabout and services roundabout at Junction 30 of the M5 for two weeks while essential resurfacing work is carried out.
The closures will take place from 8pm to 5am, and are due to start on the evening of Monday 13 November.
The junction and roundabouts will be open throughout the daytime, but during overnight working hours there will be no access on or off the M5 at Junction 30, or use of Sandygate Roundabout.
From Monday 27 November to Friday 15 December, there will be night time (8pm-5am) lane closures, some of which will be on Sandgate roundabout and some on the services roundabout. Again, the junction and roundabouts will be fully open during the daytime.
The resurfacing scheme, which is using National Productivity Investment Funding, will also extend to the new Sandy Park junction.
Motorway access will be maintained at Junction 29 and traffic will be re-routed via signed diversions.
HGVs will be able to be escorted through the site by the contractors, although they will be asked to wait until there is an appropriate opportunity.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “This is an extremely busy junction which is why it is essential the road surface is up to scratch. Work is being carried out overnight to minimise disruption and the closures are necessary to make it safer for staff working on site as well as road users, and to ensure the scheme can be completed more quickly.”
Additional work, including sign cleaning, re-lining, barrier replacement and litter clearance will be carried out during the closures.
Work will be carried out by contractor Tarmac.
The diversions will be:
Diversion M5 to Sidmouth/East Devon, Sidmouth/East Devon to M5
A3052 to Nine Oaks, B3184 to A30 airport junction, M5 Jct 29 and Vice versa
Diversion M5 (Northbound) to A376/Exmouth, A376/Exmouth to M5 (Southbound)
M5 Jct 31, A379, Devon Motel roundabout, A379, Matford Roundabout, Bridge Road, Countess Wear, A3015 Topsham Road, Station Road, Elm Grove Road, Topsham Road, A376 and Vice versa
Diversion M5 (Southbound) to A376/Exmouth, A376/Exmouth – M5 (Northbound)
M5 Jct 29, Moor Lane Roundabout, Honiton Road, A3015, Hill Barton Road, Middlemoor Roundabout, Rydon Lane, Countess Wear, A3015 Topsham Road, Station Road, Elm Grove Road, Topsham Road, A376 and Vice versa
Diversion A379 Sandy Park – M5
A379, Rydon Lane, Middlemoor Roundabout, Hill Barton Road, A3015, Honiton Road, Moor Lane Roundabout, M5 Jct 29 and Vice Versa
Diversion M5 to Motorway Services
M5 Jct 29, Honiton Road, Moor Lane, Motorway Services and Vice Versa