A382 Ford Street, Moretonhampstead
What are we doing?
We are resurfacing the road through Moretonhampstead as it has reached the end of its serviceable life. The work will be carried out in a series of night-time closures, in order to reduce the disruption to the higher volumes of day time traffic.
While we have the road closed, we are taking the opportunity to carry out associated highway maintenance work to minimise any future disruption.
When are we closing the road?
The road will be closed from Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May 2019, between the hours of 7.00pm and 7.00am.
Why do we have to close the road?
We must ensure the safety of our workforce and the public, and in order to comply with our safety guidelines, we are unable to carry out this work without a road closure.
Why is there such a long diversion route?
We must direct traffic along a similar standard of road to that being closed so that all vehicles, including large articulated vehicles, can safely use the diversion route.
How is local traffic being handled?
Where the only access to residences and businesses is through the road closure, vehicles will be allowed access although they may be asked to wait a short time until it is safe to pass.
Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and retained firefighters.
Can I still vote on 23 May in the European Elections?
According to Teignbridge District Council, the nearest polling station that could be affected by the work is Moretonhampstead Parish Hall, Fore Street, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8LL.
This polling station will remain open until 10:00pm as usual and the closure on the 23rd will not be in place until after this time to ensure access and voting can take place as normal.
Can I get access to my home and local businesses?
All businesses are open as usual. We will try and ensure there will always be access to businesses, but you will not necessarily be able to drive into/through the work.
Please speak to the gateman at the closure point. If they can guide you through the site to access your property they will. However, if there is work happening on your route you may be asked to park elsewhere and be guided past on foot or to access the other end of the road closure.
All vehicles will be able to get around the closure by following the official diversion – available at devon.roadworks.org.
Smaller vehicles can use minor roads to reduce the length of this journey. Footpath access will be maintained at all times.
Will I/my carer/the emergency services be able to get to my house?
Yes, there will always be access to your residence, but you will not necessarily be able to drive into the work. Please speak to the gateman at the closure point. If they are able to guide you through the site to access your property they will. However, if there is work happening on your route you may be asked to park elsewhere and be guided past on foot or to access the other end of the road closure.
We have an event on at the village hall/church etc.
Ideally, everyone should arrive before the road has been closed. When leaving the event, you will need to be escorted out of the work area.
What are the arrangements with buses?
We make sure that the bus companies know about the road closure but we don’t generally know what their plans are to avoid it. Notices will be placed on bus stops if a bus isn’t going to run.
For more information, passengers are advised to contact Stagecoach.