Instow road to be resurfaced

A �150,000 resurfacing project is starting on the B3233 near Instow on Monday, March 23. The Devon County Council scheme will provide a new quiet asphalt surface on a 250-metre stretch between the junction to Huish and the road to Westleigh village, a

A �150,000 resurfacing project is starting on the B3233 near Instow on Monday, March 23. The Devon County Council scheme will provide a new quiet asphalt surface on a 250-metre stretch between the junction to Huish and the road to Westleigh village, and past the Tapeley Park entrance. The work will take eight days to complete and will be carried out with traffic control and a convoy vehicle for safety. Some traffic delays are to be expected, so many drivers may be able to avoid the works by using the A39 Atlantic Highway to by-pass this area. Although this road was resurfaced in recent years the underlying construction has deteriorated quite rapidly which is leading to the frequent appearance of potholes and to the need for urgent work to reconstruct the road in depth. Councillor Margaret Rogers, Devon County Council Executive Member for Environment, said: "This road is in urgent need of in depth reconstruction so I am pleased that we have been able to bring this work forward in the programme in response to what has become noticeable deterioration in its structure." Councillor Rodney Cann, Devon County Councillor for Fremington Rural, said: "This work is desperately needed as the road at one stage had about 32 potholes in a short stretch that reappeared almost as soon as they were repaired."I am grateful that Devon County Council listened to my plea to treat this as a special case and take urgent action. This will come as a great relief to local residents who have had drive with extreme care to avoid the potholes." The work is part of the county wide road maintenance programme funding and will be carried out by contractor South West Highways Ltd.


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