Sandy Park junction improvements completed ahead of schedule
Posted on: 20 April 2017
Improvements to the A379 Sandy Park Junction in Exeter have been completed ahead of schedule.
The junction has been upgraded from a ‘left-in, left-out’ system to a signalised junction that now also allows right turns in and out of the site.
The £2.5 million scheme improves access to Sandy Park rugby ground and David Lloyd leisure centre as well as planned developments in the Newcourt area of the city.
The new layout reduces the need for vehicles to loop around the Sandygate junction (M5 Junction 30). It also reduces the need for u-turn manoeuvres at the Russell Way junction, which would have increased as a result of Ikea’s closure of the A379 to Russell Way loop.
Sandy Park Way has been widened to include three exit lanes, with two right turn lanes and one left turn. The A379 has also been widened to provide an additional inbound (westbound) lane through to the existing Russell Way junction together with a new right turn lane on the outbound (eastbound) approach to the revised junction.
The scheme has been funded by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HotSW LEP) Growth Deal, Exeter City Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy, and Devon County Council.
Work has been carried out by contractor South West Highways.
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