Traffic management

To ensure the safety of the construction workers and road users throughout the duration of the contract, the work site will be protected using a variety of traffic management techniques.

The majority of the construction work will be undertaken during the day, under a basic traffic management layout. A basic traffic management layout is one that does not utilise any form of traffic control, such as Stop and Go or traffic signals, and therefore traffic flows will be relatively unaffected for the majority of the time.

However, at times during the contract, it will be necessary to utilise other forms of traffic control, such as traffic signals, and Stop and Go with a convoy vehicle. In addition, there will be times when we need to close Cumberland Way, Hollow Lane and Pilton Lane to ensure the safety of the construction worker and road users.

The table below summarises the road closures required under the contract, as well as providing some basic information about diversion routes and access arrangements.

Road nameRoad closure detailsSigned diversion routeAccess arrangements
Cumberland Way


Cumberland Way closure planned between Monday 21st May and Friday 25th May 2018 between 6:30 pm and 06:00am.*


Pinhoe Road – Hill Barton Road – Rydon Lane – A379 – Sidmouth Road – Moor Lane – Ambassador Drive and vice versaCumberland Way will be closed between the main road junction and the Tithebarn Link Road roundabout to allow sufficient space to resurface a section of the carriageway, apply road markings and high friction surfacing.
Pilton LanePilton Lane will be closed between Tuesday 8th May and Friday 25th May 2018. Pilton Lane will be closed 24 hours a day during this period.*Pinhoe Road – Hill Barton Road – Harts Lane – Pilton Lane and vice versaDuring the road closure period Pilton Lane will be closed at its junction with Pinhoe Road and therefore access will be via Hill Barton Road and Harts Lane.

* Advance notification signage will be erected on site approximately a week before the night time closures commence.

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