Bridge Road weekend closure

Bridge Road in Exeter will be closed this weekend to allow essential work to the Countess Wear Flood Relief structure to take place.

The structure, which is situated between the River Exe and the entrance to the South West Water treatment works, was built in the 1960s and is in need of major repair and refurbishment as part of the Bridge Road Widening Scheme.

All of the existing tarmac road layers will be removed from the top of the structure, and concrete repairs carried out. Following this, waterproofing will be reapplied before new tarmac is laid to replace the road surface.

Reconstruction work will also be carried out at the bus bay on the east side of Bridge Road, near the Countess Wear Roundabout.

The road will be closed to traffic from 10pm on Friday (9 September) until 5am on Monday 12 September. Pedestrians and cyclists can continue to access the road during the closure via temporary paths, and should take care and follow the site signage and any instructions from site staff.

The works are weather-dependent, so could be cancelled at short notice and re-programmed for another time.

Keep up to date via the Bridge Road Widening Scheme website and sign up for alerts.