Road closures and diversions announced during March for Sidmouth town centre

Road closures for Sidmouth town centre during March have been announced as part of ongoing 12-week resurfacing and highway drainage improvement works.

Devon County Council (DCC) said the works, which began in January, are on schedule, and repairs to a number of sections of damaged and collapsed drainage pipes have been completed on the stretch from Salcombe Road to All Saints Road and the roundabout, plus Fore Street and High Street

The county council said overnight road closures and diversions have been planned in early March for the High Street and Fore Street.

Sections of Temple Street and Vicarage Road, in Sidmouth, will be closed in mid-March, for resurfacing.

The council said:

  • Resurfacing is due to take place in Fore Street and High Street between Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 11 when the road will be closed overnight from 5.30pm until 7am. During the overnight closures the diversion route will be via All Saints Road, Station Road and continue until the Esplanade. Return route vice versa.
  • Drainage repairs are now taking place on small sections in the Temple Street and Vicarage Road area. The local traffic for Lawn Vista, Woolcombe Lane and Chandler’s Lane will be managed on site, maintaining the traffic flow systems in their current layout.
  • Resurfacing will be undertaken on these stretches of the road from around Monday, March 14. When sections of Temple Street and Vicarage Road are closed, the diversion route will be Vicarage Road/Temple Street north on the A375 Arcot Road then Sidford Road, left onto the A3052 Sidford High Street then left onto the B3176, Station Road; then left onto All Saints Road and Radway and Vicarage Road and vice versa.

A Devon County Council spokesperson said: “The 12-week scheme, which is covering around 1.2km of the A375 from Temple Gardens to the junction with the Esplanade, started in January and has now reached the half-way point.

“Work involves repairs to a number of sections of damaged and collapsed drainage pipes and this has been completed on the stretch from Salcombe Road to All Saints Road and the roundabout, as well as in Fore Street and High Street.”

Councillor Stuart Hughes, DCC cabinet member for highway management, said: “The scheme is going well and is on schedule so far, so thanks must go to our contractors.

“The whole town will benefit from this drainage and road reconstruction work so please bear with us for the remaining weeks of the scheme.”

For more information on the work areas, road closures, and diversion routes, see here.

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