UPDATE: Shaldon Bridge and the Bitton Park Road
Posted on: 28 February 2019
South West Water repaired the mains water leak earlier this week. The drainage problem is ongoing, but we are now able to confirm the closure arrangements for Shaldon Bridge.
Thursday 28th Feb – Shaldon Bridge junction open, surfacing ongoing in other areas.
Friday 1st March – Shaldon Bridge junction closed for laying of the surface course and re-lining.
Saturday 2nd March – No works
Sunday 3rd March – No works
Monday 4th March – Further public announcement to be made detailing the final week of the surfacing programme.
To confirm: all closures will be from 7pm to 7am the following morning.
Work on the A379 Bitton Park Road, from the junction of Shaldon Bridge to the fire station, will include major road resurfacing and footpath repairs. It will include as well an upgrade to the toucan crossing near Tesco Express; fixing damaged pedestrian barriers; renewing signage and lining and replacing high friction surfacing where required.
Subject to any unforeseen circumstances, we anticipate that the surfacing work will be completed on the 8th of March, and this will be the last of the road closures. We will however still be on site for a week or two more to finish work associated with decommissioning and installing a new pedestrian crossing outside Tesco’s express, and that will not involve any road closures.
As with any road closure, a recommended diversion route using roads of equal category will be signed. However people with good local knowledge may use minor roads to work their way around the closure.
Please allow extra time and plan your journey before you leave.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.