Galliford Try has announced a temporary closure of Aller Brake Road at St Marychurch Junction, as part of the completion works to the A380 South Devon Link Road project.
These works, which will take place alongside the South Devon Highway, are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 3rd May. It is anticipated that the temporary closure will be for a two-week period.
The works will include the repositioning of a section of block paving and repairs to a manhole cover on Aller Brake Road at the new junction with St Marychurch Road.
The road closure is taking place to ensure the safety of the workforce and the general public and it will be necessary to prevent traffic exiting Aller onto St Marychurch Road. Access to west-bound traffic (those coming from St Marychurch Road into Aller) will be maintained.
As the works will affect the carriageway surface it will not be possible to reopen the road outside of normal working hours, so the closure will remain in place 24 hours a day. Access to all properties will be maintained throughout the works.
A diversion route via Ash Way will be in place for the duration of the works for the use of the public and an alternative route has been agreed with Stagecoach for the route 66 bus.
Stagecoach route 66 outbound from Torquay cannot make use of this diversion so an alternative route has been agreed with the bus company. The bus will proceed as normal to Aller Brake Road before turning round via Birch Road and heading back along Aller Brake Road to rejoin the A380 at the Aller roundabouts to proceed to Newton Abbot. The return service to Torquay will be unaffected. Dartline buses will also be unaffected by the closure.
Although the South Devon Highway was open to traffic in December, work on the surrounding area around the project will continue into 2016 to complete various elements including landscaping and the surfacing of local roads surrounding the new route.
The decision to undertake these essential works now was made to minimise disruption to road users: the opening of the South Devon Highway to traffic has substantially reduced the amount of traffic using this area.
Motorists using the proposed diversions are encouraged to adjust travel times and routes where possible during peak traffic times.
It is hoped that the works will be completed more quickly than anticipated and, where possible, we will reopen the road ahead of schedule; however, the exact schedule of closures is being reviewed on an ongoing basis - the weather, among other factors, has an impact upon the construction activity programme.
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