A303 road at Newcott to close this weekend

15:58 05 February 2014

Drainage repairs will close the road from Friday to Monday.

The A303 at Newcott in Devon will be closed this weekend in order for the Highways Agency to carry out essential drainage repairs.

The work, which will ensure this section of the A303 remains safe and reliable for road users, will require a full closure on a 40 metre section of the road by the village petrol filling station from midnight on Friday, February 7, to 6am on Monday, 10 February.

There will be a signed diversion route in place for through traffic.

Westbound traffic will be diverted from the A303 at the Ilminster roundabout to travel south along the A358, then on to the A30 before rejoining the A303 at Devonshire Inn Farm. Eastbound traffic will follow this route in reverse.

For local traffic, the drainage works run adjacent to the filling station in Newcott, therefore westbound vehicles will have no access to the filling station during the closure.

Local traffic travelling eastbound will still have access to the filling station but not be able to travel on the A303 beyond this point.

Highways Agency project sponsor, Alexander Knapp, said: “This essential work involves a series of drain repairs including renewal of five existing drainage sections as well as work on the embankment.

“The work is being carried out over the weekend in order to minimise the disruption to drivers.

“We are grateful for road users understanding while we carry out these repairs and advise them to allow slightly more time to complete their journeys.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:33
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7712-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

A £500,000 budget has been proposed for the district council to provide dedicated gypsy sites across East Devon.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:29
Alan Durrant, chairman of Sid Vale Association, presents Dr Duncan Hall of the Beacon Medical Centre with a donation towards the planting of trees and shrubs around the grounds. Ref shs 9545-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth’s multimillion-pound medical centre has received a boost to its £16,000 project to improve the look of its car park.

Read more
Tue, 18:30
Wood(bury) Stock 2015. Doctors Orders. Photo: Neil Ewins.

A successful blues, roots and folk music festival took place recently at Woodbury’s Malsters Arms.

Read more
Tue, 12:29
Branscombe Preschool achieved an 'outstanding' result from their latest Ofsted inspection. Ref shb 9478-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Ofsted has give staff at Branscombe Pre-school top marks for their “innovative and exciting programme” after their latest inspection.

Read more
Tue, 11:00
Devon County Council is planning to close Green Close Care Home to cut costs

Sidmouth’s Green Close is being offered for tender and could reopen as a care home, offer other social care – or be converted into housing.

Read more
Tue, 06:33
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7712-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

The welfare of an endangered bat population at East Devon District Council’s Knowle site could be in jeopardy if planned building works go ahead, say worried residents.

Read more
St Saviours

Hopes of creating a new community hub and premises for Ottery Library have been dashed as county councillors ‘dug in their feet’ over conditions.

Read more
Mon, 16:19

Police have issued the all-clear after suspicious packages found in Exeter city centre have been safely dealt with.

Read more
Mon, 15:27

Parts of Exeter city centre remain out of bounds after suspicious packages were found this morning (Monday).

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition



Devon's trusted business finder