Tiverton EUE New A361 Junction
Griffiths have been appointed by Devon County Council to build a new junction from the A361 near Tiverton. This is key to the development of the Tiverton Eastern Urban Expansion and will provide additional capacity and enable access to the employment sites in the north west of the area as well as service the proposed future residential housing infrastructure in this area. Phase 1 includes a left in left out junction on the A361 east of Tiverton including earthworks, drainage, landscaping, safety barrier, acoustic barrier / fencing and resurfacing of the A361
In outline our work around Tiverton will consist of the following:
Construction of a ‘left in left out’ junction on the A361 east of Tiverton including earthworks, drainage, landscaping, safety barrier, acoustic barrier / fencing and resurfacing of the A361 in both directions either side of the new junction. The junction will be developed via the A361, minimising disruption to residents, meaning all construction traffic will access and egress here.
Between mid-January and end of February the A361 will travel in contraflow to enable resurfacing works to take place during the day.
Update – February 2018
Resurfacing work on the westbound A361 carriageway is now complete.
During the second phase of the resurfacing, Gornhay junction will be closed for eastbound traffic, diversion in place from Bolham Roundabout and all traffic will be in a contraflow system on the westbound carriageway.
The road will be closed on the evening of Sunday 11th February, one carriageway at a time, to switch the contraflow onto the opposite carriageway. This contraflow will be in place from Monday 12th February for approximately 5 weeks.
There are then due to be a number of overnight closures to remove the contraflow and resurface the road close to Bolham roundabout, until the resurfacing is complete around Friday 13 April.
Resurfacing work will not be carried out over the summer months, but when it resumes in September 2018 it will switch to the east section (east of Gornhay Junction to junction 27 of the M5) until work is completed in spring 2019.
The speed limit will be temporarily reduced to 40mph to protect members of the public and the workforce. Following completion of the contract the temporary speed limit will be removed.
To protect nearby residents all construction traffic associated with the construction of the LILO will have to use the A361.
Finally, the Lane 1 closure westbound from the M5 will be reinstalled to complete the new junction tie-in with completion planned in Summer 2018.
Details of Traffic Management Plans will be added to this site and updated as the project progresses including feature plans of the scheme, latest news, events, community benefit initiatives and frequently asked questions.
You can find out more information on Devon County Council’s web site.