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Traffic information

A381 Totnes Western Bypass

What we are doing

This is the main phase of highway maintenance work on the A381 Western bypass Totnes. The work will involve drainage refurbishment, bridge deck waterproofing, highway resurfacing and traffic signs maintenance and improvements. The work started on 4 May 2021 and will be completed on 27 July 2021.

To see more information about this work please visit

When we are closing the road

The road will be closed during the night.

Date Road closed
21 – 24 June

Road closure in red
5 – 10 July

Road closure in red
12 – 22 July

Road closure in red
22 – 24 July

Road closure in red
Diversion route can be found in blue

The diversion route for the closures can be found on

Reducing the flow of traffic to one lane will be necessary for the highway maintenance work to take place. We are using lane closures to manage traffic flow on the highway. We are closing footways and will have diversion routes for pedestrians. These lane closures will be in place during the day

Dates Lane closure
21 – 25 June

Lane closure in yellow
24 – 26 June

Lane closure in yellow
28 June – 6 July

Lane closure in yellow
4 – 9 July and again from 11 -16 July.

Lane closure in yellow
7 – 19 July
Lane closure in yellow

Why we have to close the highway

Traffic Management is needed due to the nature of the works being undertaken and for the safety of the public.

The majority of the work will be done under a lane closures to keep the road open for as long as possible.

How pedestrian traffic is being handled

During the work, we will need to close the footways at various stages and diversion routes for pedestrians will be required. The footways will be closed and reopened as soon as possible once work is complete. When footway closures are necessary, pedestrian directional signs will be erected to advise of the alternative routes. The footway closures may be required at night and during the day. This will depend on the work programme and location and will be of various durations during the 3 month period.

If you require more details or assistance please do not hesitate to contact our contractor on the number provided below who is happy to help with any queries.


  • Phone Number: 8am to 5pm : 01872 323313