Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

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

Fifteen year old Charlotte Reid with her parents Steve and Angela this week. Ref shs 7730-34-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A Sidmouth teenager, who is battling a benign brain tumour, has embarked on a 100-day challenge in aid of a cancer charity.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:30

Thanks to person who found debit card

Read more
Yesterday, 16:37
(From L toRr) Laura Stevens and Gail Welsh, Exeter Sands Co-Chairs; Eiry Bladen, Midwife; Steph Maslin, Matron; and Debbie Stevens, Matron.

An Exeter-based stillbirth and neonatal death charity has made a generous donation of equipment designed to enable bereaved parents to spend more time with their babies.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:08
Two people stroll into the path of a massive wave. Picture: Eve Mathews.

Big waves don’t deter walkers along Sidmouth seafront

Read more
Yesterday, 13:54
Seth Lakeman

Organisers say only a few Super Early Bird tickets remain for Sidmouth’s famous week of festivities

Read more
Yesterday, 12:53
Gale force winds brought tree down in Toadpit Lane on Monday forcing police to close the road

Highways teams work to clear aftermath of Storm Imogen

Read more
Yesterday, 12:01
Proposed boundaries for the new West Hill Parish Council. The black outline is the boundary campaigners in favour of independence have put forward. The hatched parts are areas that EDDC is suggesting should remain part of Ottery Town Council, subject to further consultation.

District bosses look set to give the go-ahead to the next stage of a process which would see West Hill split from Ottery St Mary and form its own parish council.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:40
How the gingko tree is set to move at Knowle

A beloved tree at Knowle will be relocated to make way for a retirement community if developers get the go-ahead – but how will they do it?

Read more
Yesterday, 11:27
Ian Rosenblatt is the founder of the Branscombe Festival.

Event returns to village from July 29 - 31

Read more
Temple Street road closure. Ref shs 03-16AW 1234. Picture: Alex Walton

The closure of one of Sidmouth’s main artery roads has halved the takings in some shops because customers have ‘given up’ trying to reach the town, say concerned traders.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

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

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications