Overnight road closures on the A3124, Winkleigh

Photo of a road closed sign

Posted on: 29 May 2019

Overnight road closures are needed to carry out essential resurfacing work on two sections of the A3124 at Winkleigh next month.

Circumstance and weather permitting the work will take place over 5 nights from Monday 3 June to Friday 7 June 2019.

From Monday 3 June work will be carried out for 3 nights at Bondleigh Moore Cross, from Moorend Farm to the Bondleigh More House junction.

Following this, work will be undertaken at Coulson Cross from Cadditon Cross to the high Cadditon Plantation for 2 nights from Thursday 6 June.

To minimise disruption and enable the work to be carried out safely the road will be closed to vehicles overnight from 7pm each day, reopening no later than 7am the following morning.

During the closure the old road surface will be removed and new material laid to restore the road’s profile and skidding resistance as well as protect the underlying road foundation from further damage.

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.

The official signed diversion route will be in place via the A3124 to Winkleigh to Morchard Road via B3220 to Copplestone via A377 to Greenhill Cross via A3072.

Residents living within the closure may be able to have vehicular access their properties in exceptional circumstances by liaising with the site foreman, although it is not guaranteed. Pedestrian access will be available throughout the work.

Any change to the start date or duration of works will be indicated on the advisory signs located on site.

The scheme will be carried out by contractor Skanska.

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