New year date for Temple Street drainage works

The dip in Temple Street, Sidmouth. Ref shs 7614-48-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The dip in Temple Street, Sidmouth. Ref shs 7614-48-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn - Credit: Archant

Devon County Council has announced drainage works will take place along Temple Street for five weeks from Monday, January 18.

The scheme will involve reconstructing and resurfacing the road and footway, as well as works to replace the old brick gullies, install new pipes and connections and upgrade gulley covers and frames.

The road will be closed from Ascerton Road to Sid Park Road during the duration of the works.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, DCC’s highway chief, said: “Unfortunately, there will be some delays while Temple Street is closed but we are ensuring the work is carried out in the winter months, avoiding Christmas and well in advance of the Easter break, in order to minimise disruption.

“Although the Trow Hill scheme will be taking place around the same time, that scheme involves overnight closures, and if the two schemes were staggered the work would extend into Easter.”


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A DCC spokesman said: “There will be a letter drop to residents and businesses to confirm details of the closure nearer the time, but vehicular and pedestrian access to properties will be maintained.

“There are likely to be short periods of time when vehicles will not be able to enter/exit adjoining roads to Temple Street so alternative parking is advised if regular access to properties is required, and everything will be done to accommodate deliveries.”

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