Traffic Updates

We have two areas of Road Closure and Diversions week commencing Monday 13th September.

A361 WEST BUCKLAND JUNCTION

For three consecutive nights – From 8pm until 6am on Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, and Wednesday 15th September we shall be closing the A361 between North Aller Roundabout and the Landkey Junction to do lining work, installing barriers for Traffic Management and enabling works near the West Buckland Junction. The Junction will remain open for traffic crossing the A361 only.

The Diversion route is that used previously as below.

We respectfully request that during the above closure nights, as previously, if it at all possible, not to park on the main road through the village and find alternative parking. We appreciate this may not be possible in many instances, so ask, if this is so, that parking is confined to stretches on one side of the highway with neighbours and visitors, to give as much room for diverted traffic to pass through each village with as little hindrance as possible.

PORTMORE ROUNDABOUT TO LANDKEY JUNCTION

Secondly, we need to do similar work between the Portmore Roundabout and the Landkey junction installing barriers. Therefore, a road closure is required of the A361 between these two locations between 8pm and 6am on Thursday 16th September.

The Diversion route for this closure will be signed.

For this one night we request that, if possible, not to park along Landkey Road to give as much room for diverted traffic to pass.

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Upcoming Work – Borners Bridge – Night Closures 1st & 2nd September

In September we shall begin to prepare the working and traffic management environment to commence work at Borner’s Bridge Junction. This initially will involve installation of barriers similar to these already deployed to allow a safe working area. It will mean 2 nights of Road Closure between North Aller Roundabout and Bish Mill Roundabout with traffic diverted between 11pm until 4am each night on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd September.

The Borner’s Bridge Junction will be closed to all traffic at this time. This means diversions between Bish Mill and North Aller roundabouts along the B3226 and B3227 (eastbound blue route / westbound pink route).

North Molton area and neighbouring villages and hamlets residents will be aware of local roads to use to access or cross the A361. The official diversion route north of Borner’s Bridge will be signed for larger vehicles or those unfamiliar with the area during closure. We shall be contacting local businesses immediately north of Borner’s Bridge separately to explain the limited closure and diversion routes.

Borner’s Bridge New Traffic Management post-diversions

Once the barriers are installed, they will prohibit some movement at Borner’s Bridge Junction. The below simplified plan shows how the new traffic configuration is anticipated to be for the next twelve months whilst the new roundabout is constructed. Like the other sections or the works a speed restriction to 40mph will be in place for the duration of the works.

  • Traffic entering the A361 from South Molton will be able to TURN LEFT ONLY. If traffic wants to head towards Tiverton direction or North Molton then they should proceed to North Aller Roundabout and return along the A361.
  • Traffic entering the A361 from North Molton will be able to TURN LEFT ONLY. If traffic wants to head towards Barnstaple or cross to South Molton they should proceed to the Bish Mill Roundabout and return along the A361.

The below simplified plan of how the traffic management will be arranged after the barriers are installed can be seen on the next page.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.