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North Devon Link Road upgrades underway

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Westbound lane closed for a month

The North Devon Link Road will be partially closed for a month from Wednesday 11 October to allow essential maintenance work to go ahead.

As part of our ongoing scheme to upgrade the A361, contractor Griffiths needs to excavate the road in a number of areas to waterproof five major structures beneath the highway. Drainage improvements, safety barrier replacement and resurfacing will also be undertaken at the same time.

The work will require the closure of the westbound carriageway (Tiverton to Barnstaple) of the A361 between North Aller roundabout and Landkey roundabout, for a month.

Traffic heading to Barnstaple will be diverted onto the C783 to travel through Filleigh, Swimbridge and Landkey.

On-street parking in these communities on the diversion route will have to be restricted during this period to help maintain traffic flow. The diversion route will be regularly monitored.

There will be a separate advisory diversion route available for HGVs and abnormal loads heading westbound (Tiverton to Barnstaple) to reduce the number of large vehicles travelling through the villages. This will be signed via the B3226, B3227 and A377.

The eastbound carriageway (Barnstaple to Tiverton) will remain fully open to traffic throughout this phase of work.

Councillor Jeremy Yabsley, County Councillor for South Molton, said:

“It’s really good to see work on the A361 driving towards completion. This is essential work and while some inconvenience may be unavoidable it will help the scheme progress and provide us all with a much improved road once the job is done.

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