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A39/B3236 Buckleigh Road Junction

A39 Buckleigh Road Improvement works- The length of temporary signals will be increased from Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 November in order to carry out the surfacing of the west bound carriageway. The traffic lights will be manually controlled in order to keep traffic queues to a minimum but increased delays are expected.

Works will take place at A39/B3236 Buckleigh Road Junction from the 6 September to 21 December 2021.Two road closures will be required.

The first closure will be the B3236 from the A39 to the Abbotsham Road Junction. This will remain in place from 6 September to 21 December 2021 with a signed diversion route in place.

The second closure will be the A39 from Heywood roundabout to Abbotsham Cross roundabout. This will remain in place for two weeks from 22 November to 21 December 2021 between the hours of 19.00 – 07.00 daily with a signed diversion route in place.

What we are doing

The junction is being remodelled to a signalised junction with new kerbing, traffic signals, street lighting, drainage and re-surfaced.

Road closures

  • The B3236 will be closed 24 hours a day.
  • The A39 will be closed 12 hours a day during the evenings (between the hours of 19.00 and 07.00).

Diversion route

We have a duty to direct traffic along a similar or higher classification of road to that being closed so that all vehicles, including large articulated vehicles, can safely navigate the diversion route.

Local traffic will undoubtedly use smaller roads around the work. These are limited and likely to become congested. We will not be signing a ‘local’ diversion due to the lack of suitable routes.

Gatesmen will be provided at the A39 closure points and within the work site to ensure that there is no unauthorised access through the site.


If you need any further information please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 155 1004.