Road closure lifted a week early

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Posted on: 11 March 2016

The A386 near Landcross, North Devon, has been reopened to traffic a week earlier than expected.

The road has been closed since January 7 to repair the old highway retaining wall on the A386 at Landcross. Structural stress had resulted in major depressions and cracking in the road.

Contractors had predicated that the more complex first stage of the work, which required the road being closed, would take ten weeks and would be completed on March 18.

However this stage of the work was completed a week early and the road was reopened to traffic lights earlier this week, March 9.

Temporary traffic lights have been installed for the completion of the remainder of the work.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet member for

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Cllr Stuart Hughes

Highways Management said: “I am delighted that the road has been reopened earlier than expected.
“The road is now under traffic lights which are due to be in for 5-6 weeks while they complete the masonry walling and earth works.
“However this is weather dependant.”

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