Overnight closures for resurfacing at Sandygate roundabout

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

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

6 comments on “Overnight closures for resurfacing at Sandygate roundabout

  1. Will Taylor says:

    Hi,

    As you travel from Clyst St Mary towards the roundabout past Martins Caravans, there are 4 lanes, one of which heads M5 southbound. The three remaining lanes form a pinch point as you enter the roundabout. This is particularly tricky to negotiate if you have 3 vehicles side by side that want to travel to Middlemoor, Sowton and M5 north respectively.

    This area was always a bit tight but since the new road markings were painted last week it seems to be far worse, particularly if you want to head to Sowton and get sandwiched between the lanes. As I was driving the new layout last week i thought I better send an email and with that there was a honking of horns from behind me as some fellow road users discovered 3 into 2 doesn’t go.

    If there hasn’t been a collision yet, it’s only a matter of time. I know this is an extremely busy junction and I see on a daily basis confused road users trying to navigate their way round, but some well laid out road marking would certainly help.

    I look forward to your response.

    Cheers

    Will Taylor

  2. Valerie Gilbey says:

    Will I be able to get around the Sandygate Roundabout from the Sidmouth Road to Sowton Industrial estate after 8pm.

    • Hi, I’m afraid you will need to follow the diversion via Sandy Park, Middlemoor and Sowton as the link between Sandygate and Moto services roundabout will be closed overnight. Sorry.

  3. Michael says:

    Can they please ensure that when they line the roundabout they have those guidance lane markings around the roundabout as the most annoying things is the amount of lane correction that needs to take place because it is confusing for motorists to follow the guide to which lane they should be in.

  4. AM says:

    Is the Sandygate Roundabout the one that brings traffic off the M5 at junction 30? If so, and it is roundabout not in use, how will traffic be able to travel to/from Exmouth, Sidmouth, etc. from 8pm-5am? What will the diversion route be?

    • Hi, Yes you’re correct it is off of Junction 30. The diversions are listed at the foot of the article – but for your info, the signed diversion to and from Sidmouth is A3052 to Nine Oaks, B3184 to A30 airport junction, M5 Jct 29 and Vice versa. The signed diversion from M5 (Northbound) to A376/Exmouth and A376/Exmouth to M5 (Southbound) is 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. From M5 (Southbound) to A376/Exmouth, A376/Exmouth – M5 (Northbound), the signed diversion is 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.

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