Tree safety work continues

Photo of an Ash tree with Ash dieback being felled Ash dieback tree being felled

Posted on: 29 September 2020

Tree safety work along sections of the A361 and A39 is continuing over the coming weeks.

Routine inspections by Devon County Council have found a number of trees infected with Ash dieback along these major routes and they are being felled for public safety reasons.

There will be an overnight closure from Heywood Road roundabout to Westleigh Junction tonight (Tuesday 29 September). The road will be closed from 7pm to 6am. Due to the weight restriction on Bideford Longbridge, two signed diversion routes will be in place, one for light vehicles only and one for HGVs.

Work from Aller Cross roundabout to Bish Mill roundabout is taking place with night-time closures from 7pm-11pm tonight (Tuesday 29 September) and tomorrow night (Wednesday 30 September). The remainder of the work on this section will continue with a combination of lane closures on three lane sections and temporary traffic lights on two-lane sections, and a 40mph speed limit will be in place until Sunday 18 October while work is carried out from 9:30am-4:30pm and 6pm-11pm.

There will also be night-time closures between Bish Mill roundabout and Newtown Cross, starting on 19 October. The night-time road closures from 7pm to 11pm will only take place from Sunday to Thursday evenings until Thursday 5 November. The road will remain fully open throughout the daytime, as well as on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Night-time closures will also be needed between Newtown Cross and the picnic area from 7pm-11pm over three evenings on Monday 9 November, Tuesday 10 November and Wednesday 11 November.

Work will be carried out along the section from the picnic area to Bolham roundabout from Monday 5 October to Sunday 15 November during the daytime, using a combination of lane closures on three lane sections and temporary traffic lights on two-lane sections. This section will also include two night-time closures from 7pm-11pm on the evenings of Thursday 12 November and Friday 13 November.

For more information go to our roads webpages.

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