Overnight road closures start next week for essential resurfacing work on A382 Whiddon Down

blue road sign with white arrow indicating roadworks

Posted on: 2 July 2019

Overnight road closures are needed to carry out essential resurfacing work on the bridge over the A30 (the A382) at Whiddon Down next week.

Weather permitting, the work will take place on over 4 nights from Monday 8 July to Thursday 11 July 2019.

To minimise disruption and enable the work to be carried out safely the A382 Whiddon Down and the A30 eastbound and westbound on and off slip roads 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.

Other general maintenance will also be carried out, such as repairing gullies and cleaning the drainage system.

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 diversion from Whiddon Down Services to the A30; Head South West on Exeter Road/A382, at the roundabout head west onto Exeter Road,  continue onto the B3260, follow the B320 past South Zeal and through Sticklepath to the Okehampton Bypass overbridge near Coombe Head, then follow the slip road onto the A30 and proceed east past Whiddon Down Overbridge. For those trying to get to Whiddon Down; continue West on the A30, past the Whiddon Down Overbridge, coming off at the White house services / BP garage / off slip for the B360 to Okehampton, turning left and following the above route in reverse.

Where the only access to residences and businesses is through the road closure vehicles may be allowed access by liaising with the site foreman although they might be asked to wait a short time until it is safe to pass.

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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