A39 resurfacing sites

What are we doing?

The work will include resurfacing, reconstruction, joint sealing, carriageway cleaning and associated works. We are carrying out multiple tasks during the closures to reduce the amount of disruption to the travelling public.

The locations are:

  1. Patching and Resurfacing near Summerville Cross, Hartland (Our Ref: TTRO1931856 and TTRO1931857) – Monday 2 to Saturday 7 September.
  2. Resurfacing at Bucks Cross to Fairy Cross  (Our Ref: TTRO1931446) – Monday 9 to Friday 13 September.
  3. Works at Bucks Cross to Fairy Cross (TTRO1931789) – Monday 23 to Friday 27 September.

Due to the recent bad weather, this job has been delayed.  Therefore, the joint sealing and stud work will be completed during 7th October – 11th October.

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 (7:00pm to 7:00am) Monday to Thursday with the closures finishing at 23.59pm on 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.