Sidmouth's Vicarage Road to close for three days this week

Vicarage Road in Sidmouth

Vicarage Road in Sidmouth - Credit: Google

Vicarage Road in Sidmouth (A375) will be closed for three days this week for patching works.

According to Devon County Council, the work will ensure that the road surface continues to be safe until a major scheme to resurface it is delivered next year.

The road will be closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm from Tuesday, June 29, to Thursday, July 1, inclusive. It will be open to use outside those times.

The patching work is on a 500-metre section of the road from the Vicarage Road/All Saints Road Roundabout to Brewery Lane.

A signed diversion route will be in place via All Saints Road, B3176, The Bowd, A3052 and A375 and vice versa, although local motorists may find alternative routes.

During this time access will be maintained for emergency vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, businesses and residents.

On-road parking however will not be available between these hours, and parents picking up their children from All Saints School in the afternoon will need to park at an alternative location.

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Discussions have been held with the school and this is being communicated to the parents.

The reactive patching work is in preparation for a major scheme in the New Year to resurface the length of Vicarage Road.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, the Cabinet Member for Highway Management and the local councillor for Sidmouth said: “This work is essential as it provides a stop gap in ensuring that the road remains safe ahead of a major scheme planned for early next year.

“Unfortunately, there may well be some inconvenience caused by these works for which we apologise.”