A39 resurfacing sites

What are we doing?

Resurfacing and repairs to the road surface are being carried out along the A39 at 3 locations during early September. We will be coordinating this work to reduce cost and minimise disruption.

The locations are:

  1. Patching near Summerville Cross, Hartland for 1 night – Monday 2 September.
  2. Resurfacing at Summerville Cross, Hartland for 4 nights – Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 September.
  3. Resurfacing at Hoops Inn, Parkham for 3 nights – Monday 9 September.

What traffic management is being used?

A temporary road closure will be in place whilst we carry out this work. All work will be carried out overnight (7pm-7am) Monday to Friday, in an attempt to reduce disruption to traffic. During the road closures a signed diversion route will be in place.

Why are we doing this work?

We have a duty to maintain the county’s roads in a safe condition. We have assessed the condition of the existing road surface and in line with our asset management principles have prioritised these sections of road for resurfacing.

Why do we have to close the road?

We must ensure the safety of our workforce and the public and to ensure we comply with our safety guidelines, we are unable to carry out this work without a road closure.

We need to provide a safe working zone for our workforce, however, we have arranged for the majority of work to be undertaken overnight in order to reduce the disruption to road users to the minimum.

Why is there such a long diversion route?

We have a duty to 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. Lighter traffic with good knowledge of the area will be able to use local roads to take shorter routes around the closure.

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