Electronic signs will help motorists

MOTORISTS driving in and around Barnstaple will soon be fed up-to-date traffic and weather information via a number of new electronic signs being installed around the town and on the North Devon Link Road. Devon County Council is currently installing 10 s

MOTORISTS driving in and around Barnstaple will soon be fed up-to-date traffic and weather information via a number of new electronic signs being installed around the town and on the North Devon Link Road.Devon County Council is currently installing 10 signs on the major approaches into Barnstaple, including four on the A361, two on the A39, two by the Sticklepath Hill roundabout, and others on North Road and Braunton Road.Two further signs are being erected at the Acland Cross overbridge, and by the Bolham roundabout at Tiverton.The signs, which will display road safety and driver information messages, will be controlled from Devon County Council's Highway Operations Control Centre. They could also deliver information on journey times, road closure and diversion information, high wind warnings for bridge crossings, as well as general weather information.A Devon County Council spokesperson said the information shown would conform with Department for Transport guidelines He said: "The total costs are not in yet but the budget for 10 signs is in the region of �300,000. "A DfT grant is mainly paying for the signs at Bolham roundabout and at Portmore, with a contribution to the sign at North Aller roundabout.


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