Essential drainage works near Sidbury

Devon County Council is ensuring a shuttle bus service will be in operation between Sidbury and Sidford while essential drainage work is carried out on the A375.

Sidbury Hill will be closed from Putts Corner to Cotford from Monday 10 September to Friday 21 September. Traffic will be diverted via the A35 Exeter Road in Honiton, Heathpark Industrial Estate, old A30, B3177, Bicton and Bowd. Local traffic can also travel via the A3052 and Seaton Road before rejoining the A375 at Putts Corner.

The shuttle bus service will serve normal bus stops in Sidbury and will connect in Sidford with the diverted main buses to and from Sidmouth and Honiton. Full details are available from Stagecoach on 01392 427711.

As well as major drainage improvements and resurfacing, edge support work will also get underway where two landslips have occurred. The edge support work will take between six and eight weeks and will continue after the closure using temporary traffic signals.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “These drainage works are urgently required at Sidbury Hill as the existing system is inadequate and needs to be improved to prevent the severe icing problems encountered on the road during the last two winters. However, we are ensuring that a bus service remains in place passengers throughout the period of the work to minimise disruption as much as possible.”

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