Road closures over two nights at Jacobstowe

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Road closures over two nights are needed to carry out essential resurfacing work on the A3072 Crediton Road, Jacobstowe.

Weather permitting, the work will take place on two nights, Friday 12 July and Monday 15 July 2019. There will be no works over the weekend.

To minimise disruption and enable the work to be carried out safely, approximately 400m of the A3072 from Lashbrook House to Sand Park House will be closed to vehicles overnight.

The closures will be from 7pm each day, reopening no later than 7 am the following morning.

During the closure the old road surface will be removed, and new material laid. This will provide skid 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. Motorists with good local knowledge may find alternative shorter routes.

The official A-road diversion is from Jacobstowe up to Bassett’s Cross and towards Folly Gate on the A386, to join the A30 at Sourton Down.

Then Stay on Okehampton Bypass (A30) until coming off at Whiddon Down. Then travel towards North Tawton to join the A3072 and carry on that road until reaching Jacobstowe and vice versa.

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.

The full traffic order and map of the diversion route can be seen here:

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