Dartmoor area – resurfacing and cattle grid replacement

What are we doing?

Repairs to damaged areas of the road surface will take place in the Two Bridges, Dartmeet, Poundsgate and Warren House area. The roads affected will be the B3357, B3212 and B3387.

To make the work more efficient and to minimise disruption we are carrying out this work along several sections of the road and will also be replacing the cattle grids at Dartmeet and Hemsworthy Gate under the same closure period.

The first phase of this work has been successfully completed.

What traffic management will we use?

Road closures will be in place for the majority of this work. While the road is closed a signed diversion route will be in place.

The schedule of closures is:

Phase 1

  • Two Bridges area: 2 September¬†(road open with traffic lights)
  • Two Bridges to Hexworthy Turn: 3 to 6 September
  • Brimpts Farm to Dartmeet:¬†11 and 12 September
  • Poundsgate to Dartmeet: 13 to 25 September (including cattle grid replacement at Dartmeet)

The signed diversion route will be via Two Bridges, Moretonhampstead, Bovey Tracy, Ashburton and vice versa.

Phase 2

  • B3212 West of Moretonhampstead (between Warren House and Challacombe Cross): 30 September to 11 October. (The signed diversion route is via Moretonhampstead, Whiddon Down, A30, Tavistock and Two Bridges)
  • B3212 West of Princetown (between Peek Hill cattle grid and Princetown): 14 to 18 October. (The signed diversion route will be via B3357 (Tavistock) A386 (Yelverton) and B3212.
  • B3387 at Hemsworthy Gate: 7 to 9 October for cattle grid replacement. (The signed diversion route is via Bovey Tracy, A38 and Ashburton)

Why are we doing this work?

We have assessed the condition of the existing road surface in line with our asset management principals and have prioritised this section of road for resurfacing. This work is needed to ensure the road is maintained in a safe condition and to maintain the structural integrity of the road.

Cattle grids are inspected annually, and a replacement programme is in place to renew those that are badly worn or damaged.

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.
Where the road is narrow we will need to close the road to ensure a safe working zone for our operatives. Where there is room we will keep the road open with temporary traffic control.

We apologise for any inconvenience this essential work causes and assure you that we are doing our best to minimise disruption wherever possible.