Overnight road closures at The Quay, Bideford

Photo of a road closed sign

Posted on: 30 July 2019

Essential footway maintenance and road resurfacing will start on The Quay in Bideford next week.

From Monday 5 August there will be a series of overnight road closures and some traffic lights to selected side junctions with The Quay to allow footway maintenance work to take place.

These include:

  • High Street junction with The Quay – Overnight road closure for 2 nights (7pm – 7am) on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 August
  • Jubilee Square junction with The Quay – 2- way temporary traffic lights for 5 days (24 hours a day) from Monday 5 to Friday 9 August
  • Bridgeland Street junction with The Quay – Overnight road closure for 2 nights (7pm – 7am) on Thursday 8 August and Friday 9 August.

This work will be followed by resurfacing a section of the A386 The Quay between the Royal Mail depot and the roundabout at the Old Bideford Bridge, under an overnight road closure from Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August.

No vehicles will be able to park on the road during the work. Access for pedestrians and emergency services will be maintained. For all other vehicles a recommended diversion route in both directions 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.

Where the only access to residences and businesses is through the road closure access will be permitted although people may be asked to wait a short time until it is safe to pass. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles.

Overnight closures and temporary traffic lights are needed in order to minimise disruption and enable the work to be carried out safely. Although the school summer holidays are not an ideal time, the work needs to be carried out before the Carnival Day in September.

Work is weather dependent, and any changes to the closure dates or duration of the work will be indicated on signs on site.

The scheme will be carried out by contractor South West Highways.

More information on the Devon County Council website.

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