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A396 Exeter Road, Bickleigh

Works Delayed – Scheme update:  

Due to supply issues the Exeter Road Bickleigh scheme has been delayed. To complete the re-surfacing works at Exeter Road Bickleigh, 2 nights have been added to the programme, meaning a road closure will be in place from 7pm to 7am on the night of the 13th and 14th of August and please note the road will remain fully open on the 12th of August.  
Please be aware due to potential weather concerns it is possible these dates are subject to change. 

What are we doing?

We are carrying out carriageway resurfacing work during the night of 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th and 11th of August on the A396 at Exeter Road, Bickleigh, as it has reached the end of its serviceable life. The work will be carried out under night-time closures, but please note there will be no weekend working and the road will remain fully open during this time.

When and where are we closing the road?

Wednesday 5th August to
Tuesday 11th August between the hours of 7pm to 7am
Wednesday 5th August to
Tuesday 11th August between the hours of 7pm to 11pm (Temporary Traffic Signals only)Wednesday 5th August to
Tuesday 11th August between the hours of 11pm to 7am (Road Closure)BETWEEN 7PM UNTIL THE FISHERMANS COT PUB CLOSURE TIME OF 11PM – THE ROAD WILL BE CONTROLLED BY TWO WAY TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNALS. FOLLOWING ONTO A ROAD CLOSURE IN THIS SECTION AFTER THE TIME OF 11PM.THIS WILL ENABLE ACCESS TO THE PUB FROM THE EXETER DIRECTION (NORTH BOUND) WHEREAS TRAFFIC HEADING SOUTH BOUND WILL NEED TO FOLLOW THE SIGNED DIVERSION IN PLACE FROM 7PM TO 11PM.

Why do we have to close the road?

Traffic Management is needed due to the width of the road and for the safety of the workforce.

Works will be done during the night;  – Tuesday 4th to Monday 10th of August @ 7pm – 7am under a Road Closure. On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of August, no working will take place and the road will remain fully open.

Full closure and diversion details can be found at one.network.

Why is there such a long diversion route?

The local authority is obliged to sign diversions that use roads of the same classification to the road that is temporarily closed.  Drivers may choose to use local knowledge to identify alternative, and possibly shorter, routes.

How is local traffic being handled?

Where the only access to the residence property 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. On occasions access to individual properties will be restricted and we will contact those concerned individually. Access will always be maintained for emergency vehicles.