More diversion signs for Sidmouth

Sidmouth ford closed for ramp repairs

THE saga of road diversions and signs continues - the number growing this week after Sidmouth ford closed.

The Environment Agency has closed it until Friday, March 23, to repair its ramps. Diversion signs have been installed.

Some believe the signs are unnecessary and misleading, but Devon County Councillor, Stuart Hughes, said he had found them to be correct.

Diversions were in place at the ford because it was planned works, he said. When the ford closes through environmental factors, locals expect to find an alternative route.

Meanwhile, the Honiton end of the A375 is under temporary three-way traffic lights while South West Water does essential work to re-line sewers, which should finish on Saturday.

This road is currently being used by diverted traffic from the A3052 because of road closures at Sidford for road surfacing.

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Mr Hughes said: “Every endeavour is being made to minimise any disruption caused by these works, with the signals being manually controlled to improve main road flows during peak times.”

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