Roadworks

A361 North Devon Link Road – new junction for east of Tiverton and Challenge Fund resurfacing scheme

Phase one of the new junction on the A361 for the Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension has recently been completed, except for planting which will take place in the autumn.

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Challenge Fund resurfacing scheme

The western section of the A361, from Bolham roundabout to east of Gornhay Junction, was resurfaced during the recent development of the new Tiverton EUE junction.

The current phase of work started on Monday 3 September and is due to be completed by the end of spring 2019. This work extends from Junction 27 of the M5 to just east of Gornhay Cross Tiverton; a length of 6.5km.

The scheme involves resurfacing of both carriageways, waterproofing two bridges, drainage work, replacement of signs and vehicle restraint systems, the management of the trees, scrub and grassed areas adjacent to the highway and other minor works.

Traffic management

The traffic management will involve lane closures, separately operated overnight carriageway closures and contraflow arrangements.

During the first few weeks of September, traffic management will be established on the east section of the scheme to construct a new crossover near junction 27 M5. This will allow traffic to run in contraflow for 2.5 km, maintaining two lanes westbound with one lane eastbound.

Traffic management plans can be found below and these will be regularly updated as work progresses.

The work on this 2.5km east section is due to be completed before Christmas and there will be no traffic management on the road over the Christmas break.

Work for the remaining 4km section will start in the new year under lane closures, overnight closures and contraflow arrangements.

The speed limit will be temporarily reduced to 40 mph to protect members of the public and the workforce and the laybys within the extent of the work will be temporarily closed.

Carriageway closure diversion routes (nightwork only 7:00pm to 7:00am)

Closure of A361 North Devon Link Road westbound off slip for Sampford Peverell and Tiverton Parkway only. Contraflow on the A361 North Devon Link Road will be in operation for westbound traffic.

From Tuesday 9 October 2018 to Saturday 13 October inclusive.

Diversion route: traffic to enter contraflow traffic from Junction 27 M5 and travel west exiting the A361 using the westbound off slip at Gornhay Cross, Tiverton. Follow diversion signs on A396 Heathcote Way > Blundells Road -> Post Hill -> Halberton ->  Lower Town > Sampford Peverell.

Nighttime closures will be restricted to the following dates:

  • 18 to 30 October.
  • 3 to 4 November.
  • 19 to 28 November.
  • 10 to 21 December.

Funding

The scheme is being funded by the Challenge Funding Scheme.

More information

Mildren Construction Ltd is the appointed contractor for this work and more information, including contact details, is available on their dedicated website a361.today.

Meet the contractor events

Devon County Council and Mildren Construction hosted an event at Sampford Peverell Village Hall on 14 August providing information on the work involved in the scheme.

Information about the next planned event will be available on A361.today.