Overnight closures on A3052 at Four Elms Hill, between Sidmouth and Newton Poppleford, for safety improvement work

Overnight road closures will be in place on the A3052 at Four Elms Hill, between Sidmouth and Newton Poppleford, so safety improvement work can be completed. 

Devon County Council (DCC) is due to start painting continuous solid double white lines – to prevent overtaking  along the busy stretch – on the evening of Monday, November 15.

The latest measure agreed by the East Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee (HATOC) follows the introduction of a 40mph speed limit in 2019.

Work is weather-dependent and expected to take up to three nights.

The HATOC was keen to see a solid continuous double white line system to make it absolutely clear to motorists that they cannot overtake on this section of road – Cllr Stuart Hughes

Sidmouth representative Councillor Stuart Hughes, DCC cabinet member for highway management and chair of the East Devon HATOC, said: “It’s good news that we now have the all-clear from the police and the safety audit to make the changes to the white lines on Four Elms Hill, in accordance with the HATOC decision.

“The HATOC was keen to see a solid continuous double white line system to make it absolutely clear to motorists that they cannot overtake on this section of road.

“As a regular user of the A3052, I think these lines will provide an important improvement to safety on this stretch and I’m sure they’ll be welcomed by the local community.”

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