Reminder of weekend road closure (23 – 26 June)

Road users are reminded that Bridge Road in Exeter will be closed from 10pm tomorrow (Friday 23 June) until 5am on Monday 26 June.

The closure will enable improvement work to continue including the reconstruction of pavements, resurfacing and the installation of new lighting columns and safety barriers. Work will also be carried out on the Countess Wear Flood Relief structure.

The diversion route will be signed via Topsham Road, Alphington Road, Marsh Barton and the A379. Details of the diversion route are available here.

Motorists should be aware that cyclists participating in the Nello FORCE Cancer Charity cycle ride will be on part of the diversion route during Sunday 25 June.

Details of changes to Stagecoach bus services will be available at

Stagecoach Services heading towards Exminster will be diverted via Barrack Road, Topsham Road and Holloway Street, then on to Western Way to Exe Bridges, Alphington Road to pass Sainsburys, and via Church Road then Alphin Brook Road, onto Hennock Road Central, through to The Devon Hotel roundabout and resume their normal route from Bridge Road roundabout. Services towards Exeter will follow the reverse of this route.

Services 39, X38, X46, X64 towards A38/A380 will continue to Countess Wear roundabout, then via A379 Rydon Lane, and onto M5 to join A38 to resume their normal route. When these services head towards Exeter, from the A38, they will divert via the M5 to the A379 then via the Countess Wear roundabout, and onto Topsham Road to resume their normal route.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to access Bridge Road during the closure via temporary paths. They are advised to take care and follow the site signage and any instructions from site staff.

Keep up to date via the Bridge Road Widening Scheme website.