As part of the South West Exeter Housing Infrastructure Fund, works tenders are being sought for construction of the Eastern Junction and other associated infrastructure. The Eastern Junction is a new access junction to a development parcel between the Devon Hotel and Sannerville Way roundabouts. It unlocks two land ownerships and is currently being progressed to meet developer timescales. It is considered necessary for DCC to take an active role in the delivery of this junction given that it unlocks two landownerships and is on the extremely sensitive A379.
At present, this section of the A379 is a wide dual carriageway with limited facilities for pedestrians/cyclists. There are no crossing facilities near the Sannerville Way roundabout and a narrow shared use path on the south side of this road. The proposal seeks to introduce a new toucan crossing on the approach to the Sannerville Way roundabout to connect the south side of the A379 with the existing shared use path on Bridge Road and Matford Marsh. The existing shared use path on the A379 will also be widened where possible and the existing layby will be removed as part of the works. Furthermore, a new signalised junction will be created with a new side road to the south of the A379 which will provide access to the proposed development area. Please see the plan of the junction works for more information.
The works are expected to last from Summer 2020 until Spring 2021. Full details of traffic management arrangements will be published in due course.