Overnight closures of Sandygate roundabout

Sandygate roundabout

Posted on: 16 January 2018

Junction 30 of the M5 will be closed overnight next week in order to complete line painting work at Sandygate roundabout.

The roundabout was resurfaced before Christmas but poor weather conditions prevented the scheme from being finished.

Devon County Council has now scheduled additional overnight closures for Monday 22 January, Tuesday 23 January and Wednesday 24 January for the work to be carried out.

The road will be closed from 8pm to 5am on each of those evenings. During the daytime, the junction and roundabouts will be clear of traffic management and open as usual.

As a contingency, Thursday 25 January and Friday 26 January have been set aside for possible overnight closures if any further delays caused by weather prevent the completion of the scheme earlier in the week.

Motorway access will be maintained at Junction 29 throughout the closures and the smaller roundabout at the motorway services will remain open, although with traffic management in place, to maintain access to Exeter services at all times, via Junction 29 and then through Sowton industrial Estate.

Signed diversions will be in place for all lighter vehicles such as cars and vans, but as they will not all be suitable for HGVs, HGVs travelling from Sidmouth Road, Exeter, to East Devon, or vice versa, will be escorted through the closed junction.

HGV drivers will be stopped at the edge of the site and may have to wait for around 20 – 30 minutes until being permitted to travel through safely by contractor Tarmac.

During the overnight closures 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 of Sandygate roundabout

  1. Philip Miles says:

    The new lines as you come onto the roundabout after coming off the A376 from Clyst St Mary appear to have caused more confusion than before; those that are in the lane for Sowton and Services are now being guided into the lane for Middlemoor. If you review camera footage (I assume there is a camera monitoring flows) you should be able to see this.

  2. julia says:

    Do you have any details on the night closure at Clyst st George ,Exmouth road as the sign just states night closure Time ?? and do residents of Ebford have any access apart from going on the woodbury Road ?

    • Hi Julia, thanks for your comment. Yes, some road signs went up by mistake this week, with the wrong information, so we’re sorry about that. What’s actually happening is, between the 5 March and 9 March, there’ll be quite a bit of work including footpath cleaning, gully cleaning, sign cleaning and jetting and hedge cutting. It’ll be done between the hours of 7pm and 4am, and it’ll require some machinery, hence the precautions needed with the temporary closure for operatives to safely do their job. The wrong signs have been removed now, and the correct warning signs will be put up towards the end of Feb. Residents of Ebford will have access from the Clyst St George end – if they just speak to the gatemen, they’ll be advised how to get through the site. I hope that helps.

  3. Roy Russell says:

    The road markings from Exmouth remain unclear. There appears to be no continuity across yellow box.

  4. Chris Rayner says:

    Will the road markings coming from Exmouth be corrected as part of this work? Currently the outside two lanes seem to become one as you cross the lights and then open out again. This is causing more hold ups in the morning and angry drivers who think they are being cut up by drivers whose lane has just disappeared.

    • Hi Chris, The missing line markings will be installed as part of these works and this should make the lane allocation clearer from the traffic lights into the four lanes on the roundabout.

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