A361 North Devon Link Road – new junction for east of Tiverton and Challenge Fund resurfacing scheme
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.
Update – March/April 2018
The traffic contraflow between the Bolham Roundabout and Craze Lowman bridge, which has enabled resurfacing on the eastbound carriageway, has been removed.
Overnight on Wednesday 4 April, the lane 1 closure on the westbound carriageway was shortened to before Gornhay junction (as it was before Christmas). This will remain in place until early summer while junction work continues. The current phase of the new ‘left in left out’ junction to the east of Tiverton is on track to be completed by June.
Resurfacing work will not be carried out over the summer months, but when it resumes in September 2018 it will switch to the east section (east of Gornhay Junction to junction 27 of the M5) until work is completed in spring 2019.
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.