E4 Cycle Route Phase 2
The E4 Cycle Route Phase 2 project has been classed as a critical infrastructure project due to it being located on sensitive roads in Exeter. As such the contractor is still on site on Pinhoe Road and Exhibition Way carrying out works while adhering to the guidelines for distancing.
Due to issues with the supply chain and having to respect the distancing guidelines, the project is likely to take longer than originally programmed, however, the extent of the delay is not yet known.
What are we doing?
Due to a delay in this work, the construction phase will now start in January 2020 and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2020.
The work will improve the existing E4 cycle route along Pinhoe Road and Exhibition Way by widening the shared use path and providing a segregated cycle track where possible.
In addition, a new toucan crossing will be installed on the east side of the Pinhoe Road/Exhibition Way junction. To enable this work, the carriageway will be realigned and the Pinhoe Road junction will be resurfaced. Please see our dedicated E4 website for full details of the scheme.
When are we closing the road?
Sections of Pinhoe Road, Exhibition Way, Bakers Way, Pinbrook Road and Aldi junction will be closed during this work. These are listed below:
- Exhibition Way – junction into Pinbrook Road for 50 metres – Friday 3 July and Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July 2020, night time only from 7pm to 6am
- Exhibition Way – junction with Aldi – Friday 30 June and Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July 2020, night time only from 7pm to 6am
- Exhibition Way – junction with Pinhoe Road to Junction of Pinbrook Road – Friday 30 June and Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July 2020, night time only from 7pm to 6am
- Pinhoe Road – junction with Bakers Way – Tuesday 30 June to Thursday 2 July 2020, night time only from 7pm to 6am
- Pinhoe Road – junction of Hill Barton Road to Junction with Cumberland Way – Tuesday 30 June to Thursday 2 July 2020, night time only from 7pm to 6am
The works will be carried out overnight (between 7pm to 6am) to minimise disruptions, please note there will be no weekend closures. Please see here for information regarding diversion routes.
Why are we doing this work?
Devon County Council is improving the existing E4 Cycle Route to improve the infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians in Exeter to promote the use of sustainable transport.
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.
As this is a narrow section of road we have to close the road for periods to give our workforce a safe working zone, however, we have worked hard to ensure that the closures are short time periods where possible in order to reduce the disruption to road users to the minimum.
How is local traffic being handled?
Access for local residents will be maintained where possible by having gatemen positioned at either end of the closure, as necessary, to control access within the road closure extent.
Why is the work being done at night?
Pinhoe Road is a ‘traffic sensitive’ and major road into and out of Exeter so to minimise the disruption to traffic the work will be undertaken at night between 7:00pm and 6:00am.
All noisy work will be completed by 11:00pm to reduce the impact of noise pollution on local residents.
What will happen to the public and school bus service?
As the work will be done at night, the school bus services will not be affected by these road closures. Liaison and coordination with the local bus services that operate in the evening will be undertaken to minimise the disruption and a suitable diversion will be maintained during these closures.