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

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 done at night and the road will be closed from 7pm to 7am. It 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 is available at www.devon.gov.uk/a39roadworksDuring the day there will be a mandatory speed limit of 30mph, 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 for storage of 1,500 tonnes of chippings.Some inconvenience is inevitable but highway engineers will keep the arrangements under review and try to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible.