Overnight closures of 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.