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

One way to send drivers wrong...

PUBLISHED: 06:36 16 July 2014

Archant

The wisdom of roadworks bosses has been questioned – after they published plans to divert drivers the wrong way through Sidmouth’s narrow town centre streets.

Devon County Council (DCC) has issued a traffic order to provide a new water supply to Old Fore Street, which should see it closed for three days.

Motorists face a winding route to navigate around the diversion, which takes them north along High Street, west along All Saints Road, then into the town the wrong way down one-way Church Street – and vice versa.

Town councillor John Dyson called out the plans at last Monday’s meeting, saying: “I think whoever drew that up ought to be aware which are one-way streets.”

A DCC spokesman said: “We apologise for the administrative error, but rest assured that the diversion to avoid Old Fore Street – using Fore Street and New Street – will be signed correctly.”

May Gurney will carry out the work from September 7 to 9.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

34 minutes ago

The head of Beer Coastguard has described the moment a pensioner went over a 150-foot cliff at Jacob’s Ladder in Sidmouth this morning (Thursday).

Read more

A man who fell of the cliff at Jacob’s Ladder in Sidmouth this morning (Thursday) is being taken to hospital by land ambulance.

Read more
12:52

A motorist whose car struck a woman in Sidmouth, causing her to suffer a fractured shoulder, has admitted driving without due care and attention.

Read more

Multiple ambulance crews are on the scene after a man ‘fell off the cliff’ in Sidmouth this morning (Thursday).

Read more

Police are appealing for a driver to come forward after a woman was injured in a collision on a zebra crossing in Sidmouth.

Read more
11:11

It has been a very varied week for members of Sidmouth Running club with a Parkrun, a 10k, a marathon, and a 100k ultra marathon, all completed, writes Terry Bewes.

Read more

A Sidmouth pub is set to close from Tuesday (May 30) so the late former landlord’s estate can be settled – but that is only expected to take a week.

Read more

The trip was part of a partnership between the school and the Lions Club of Sidmouth, which has set up a legacy fund for hardworking pupils.

Read more
55 minutes ago

Get your new ration books, available from Monday. On this week in 1944: Take a look at the extracts from the Exmouth Journal printed May 20, 1944.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:30

A project to get more Sidmouth residents on their bikes and investigate potential new routes and the costs involved has been given a £1,300 boost.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

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

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications