B3230 near Blakewell Fisheries

The works on the B3230 near Blakewell Fisheries are now in the final stages, with resurfacing of the road taking place on Friday 16 November and white lining planned for Monday 19 November.  We are anticipating that the road will be reopened by end of play on Tuesday 20 November.

We wish to thank members of the public for bearing with us whilst we push on to complete the works on this important route.

What are we doing?

This stretch of the B3230 has been showing signs of cracking and subsidence for some time, and as a result, temporary traffic lights were put in place in late 2017 to safeguard road users.

We are now repairing the highway. To support the highway, we are constructing a new retaining wall. The length of the wall is in the region of 30m and will also include the installation of new highway drainage.

As part of the work we will also be constructing a masonry parapet to protect vehicles from the edge of the embankment.

What traffic management will be used and when?

The traffic management will be in the form of a full road closure, which will be in place 24/7. This road closure will be in operation for the entire duration of the scheme, however, we may consider reverting to traffic lights if deemed safe and practical to do so.

LGV and HGV diversion routes

For this closure we have provided a diversion route via the A361 Braunton, which can be found at

Can I claim compensation?

There is no legal obligation or express statutory authority that enables Devon County Council to compensate for increased costs or any financial loss suffered as a result of the traffic management in place.

While every effort is made to inconvenience the public as little as possible there are times when however regrettable interruptions cannot be avoided.

If you would like any further information please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 155 1004.