No access to Exmouth: Gas pipe engineering difficulties prompts two-day A376 road closure

‘Engineering difficulties’ have been blamed for the main A376 route into Exmouth being closed for two days, starting on Tuesday, February 13.

Wales & West Utilities has announced a road closure on the main A376 route, between the junction of Courtlands Lane to outside the Sadlers Arms, on Tuesday, February 13 until Wednesday, February 14, saying ‘there is no access to Exmouth via the A376’.

The utilities company, currently working in the area to upgrade gas pipes in the Exmouth Road area of Lympstone, said motorists were advised to allow extra travel time.

Drivers of heavy goods vehicles heading for the town can follow a diversion on the A3052.

A spokeswoman for Wales & West Utilities said: “Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Devon County Council to plan the work and due to engineering difficulties, it has been agreed that additional traffic management will be in place during part of next week.

“This will involve a road closure on Exmouth Road, between the junction of Courtlands Lane to outside the Sadlers Arms, (13-14 February).

“HGV drivers are advised to follow the diversion on the A3052 as there is no access to Exmouth via the A376.

“Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.”

Wales & West Utilities Roxanne Whittaker, who is managing the gas pipe upgrade work, said: “Engineering difficulties has meant that we’ve had to change our plans, and this is likely to cause disruption.”

Weeks of ‘essential’ gas pipe upgrade work, road closures and temporary traffic lights were announced for the Exmouth Road area of Lympstone at the end of January.

The utilities company said ‘barring any engineering difficulties’, the work will finish at the end of March.

It will include:

  • Rolling traffic lights on Exmouth Road between January 29 – February 25
  • Road closures on both Courtlands Lane and Summer Lane between February 26 – March 10 (during this time motorists will not be able to gain access to Exmouth Road from these roads).

Women posing as a plain-clothed police officer and carer target homes in Exmouth

 

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