North Devon Link Road to be closed as new Roundswell footbridge work nears completion
PUBLISHED: 16:35 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 18:22 11 July 2017
Overnight closures will be in place to allow a new £2.7million bridge to be installed over the road.
The North Devon Link Road will be closed overnight next week for a new £2.7million pedestrian and cycle bridge to be put in place.
The A39 will be closed from the Roundswell Roundabout to Torridge Bridge between 8pm and 6am from Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21.
During that time, the main steel span and approach ramps of the bridge will be lifted into place.
Traffic will be diverted via Bickington, Fremington, Yelland and Instow on the B3233.
It will be the final piece of work affecting the road, with completion work taking place away from the road until late August.
“Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s cabinet member for infrastructure, development and waste, said: “We are continuing to invest in infrastructure in northern Devon, and this bridge will support economic growth in the area.
“It’s another important element in the growing network of walking and cycling routes across the county and will provide a safe cycling link to Roundswell Business Park and land to the south earmarked for new employment land.”
The first phase of the project to upgrade the roundabout was completed in 2014, and the installation of the bridge is future-proofed for any potential widening of the A39.
Construction work in preparation for the new bridge started at the site, off the highway, earlier this year.
Plans for the bridge were given the go-ahead in June last year.
The scheme is being part funded with £1.879 million from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP), through its Growth Deal with Government.
Matched funding is being provided through Devon County Council and developer contributions.
For more information about the new pedestrian and cycle bridge, click here.