Surface dressing of the A39 Atlantic Highway between the Roundswell Roundabout and Westleigh Junction begins on Monday, June 2. The work, costing £465,000, requires the road to be completely closed to ensure the safety of the workforce and enable the wor

Surface dressing of the A39 Atlantic Highway between the Roundswell Roundabout and Westleigh Junction begins on Monday, June 2.The work, costing £465,000, requires the road to be completely closed to ensure the safety of the workforce and enable the work to be completed as quickly as possible. To keep disruption to traffic to the minimum, the work will be carried out during the night and the road will be closed from 7pm to 7am. The work should take two weeks but is weather dependent.The diversion will be via Cedars roundabout and the B3233 through Bickington, Fremington and Instow, rejoining the A39 at the Westleigh roundabout. A map showing the route of the diversion is available at www.devon.gov.uk/a39roadworksWhile the work takes place, during the day there will be a mandatory speed limit of 30mph which will be monitored by cameras. Motorists will be advised to travel at only 20mph on sections which have been newly-dressed to lessen the chance of flying chippings.Part of the picnic site at Lydacott will be closed at it will be used for the storage of some 1,500 tonnes of chippings to be used in the works.Some inconvenience to travellers is inevitable during the works. Highway engineers will review the traffic arrangements throughout the course of the work and make any necessary alterations to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible.