Tree safety – North Devon Link Road
What we are doing and why
We are removing trees infected with ash dieback and other trees which are dead, diseased, damaged or insecurely rooted which pose a threat adjacent to this strategic route for the safety of road users.
Work will be carried out at the earliest 1 September to 20 November 2020 with lane closures, temporary traffic lights and road closures. The work will take place during the day and at night.
Trees with ash dieback become unstable and will shed branches and can collapse as the level of infection spreads within the tree.
Collapsing trees, even relatively small ones, into a high-speed road presents a significant hazard to passing vehicles. Therefore, we are removing infected trees within falling distance of the highway.
More information on ash dieback can be found on our dedicated website.
- Section 1 – Abbotsham Cross Roundabout to Heywood Road Roundabout 14 September – 4 October
- Section 2 – Heywood Road Roundabout to Westleigh Junction 8 – 13 September and 28 – 30 September
- Section 3 – Westleigh Junction to Roundswell Roundabout 5 October – 1 November
- Section 4 – WestBuckland to Aller Cross Roundabout 1 – 27 September
- Section 5 – Aller Cross Roundabout to Bish Mill Roundabout 28 September – 18 October
- Section 6 – Bish Mill to Newtown 19 October – 8 November
- Section 7 – Newtown to Picnic area 1 September – 4 October
- Section 8 – Picnic area to Bolham roundabout 5 October – 15 November
An ecologist will be supervising the work and is making sure all necessary precautions are taken regarding nesting birds, dormice and other wildlife habitats.