From Monday (18 July) material being used to build new flood embankments as part of the Exeter Flood Defence scheme will start to be transported across parts of the city – which will involve some HGV movements along Bridge Road.
However, to limit the impact on the Bridge Road improvements and co-ordinate the projects, the working hours for the haulage of the flood defence material have been extended to Monday to Saturday, 7am-9pm (weather permitting), in order to complete the haulage in a shorter time-frame and where possible, use the roads when they are quieter.
The Exeter Flood Defence Scheme is being managed by the Environment Agency with support from project partners Devon County Council and Exeter City Council. The material excavated during phase 1 works has been stored on Bromham’s Farm playing field, but this will now be shifted to Cowley and Exwick over the coming months. When the bulk of the material has been moved, working hours will return to 8am-6pm by the end of August.
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