A361 North Devon Link Road – new junction for the Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension
A new junction on the A361 is being built in order to provide access to the Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension which is a residential development located between Tiverton and Post Hill.
The junction will be located to the east of Gornhay Cross junction. The location of the proposed junction can be seen here.
Work began on 4 September 2017 and will be split into several phases. Phase one will be the construction of the westbound left in left out (LILO) junction including on and off-slip roads. This is programmed for completion in summer 2018. A plan showing what will be built during phase 1 is available here.
Additionally, the A361 will be resurfaced in both directions. For this, it will be necessary to close the road overnight (7pm – 7am) in one direction at a time to install a contraflow system. Once the contraflow system is in place two-way traffic flow (with one lane in each direction) will resume. More information about closures and diversions will be provided here and on site nearer the time.
A number of different traffic management layouts will be needed for the implementation of the LILO and resurfacing. The speed limit will be temporarily reduced to 40mph to protect members of the public and the workforce. Following completion of the contract the temporary speed limit will be removed. To protect nearby residents all construction traffic associated with the construction of the LILO will have to use the A361.
The scheme is being funded through a combination of Challenge Funding, Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership Funding and developer contributions.
You can find out more, including contact details, on the appointed contractor’s website – Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd.