B3230 closed at Muddiford for essential repairs

Posted on: 6 March 2013

A 200 metre stretch of the B3230 will be closed until Easter for essential repairs.

A  landslip along the road’s verge is to be repaired, the road stabilised and a 3.6 metre retaining wall will be built.   The road will be closed between Lynton Cross and Shirwell Cross. Road entrances and building access will not be within the closure.

Devon County Councillor Stuart Hughes, responsible for highway said: “It is absolutely vital we make repairs to this road. The extreme weather of the last few months has left much of our network in desperate need of repair and this is no exception. To leave it any longer would bring more problems in the long term and probably result in a worse situation for local traders and residents.

“We ask the community to bear with us, diversions are in place and signs have been put up stating businesses are open as usual.”

Local County Councillor Andrea Davis said: “These works are essential, and in order for the work to be completed the road has had to be closed with no through route. Motorists should not ignore the road closed sign unless they are accessing local properties, however the Muddiford Inn is open for business as usual.” 

The majority of the works are planned to be completed by Friday 29 March. There will be no access to Ilfracombe and Coombe Martin from Barnstaple via the B3230 in either direction, but all businesses will open as usual along the B3230 including the Muddiford Inn.  There is a diversion route signposted for all traffic via the A361 and the A3123.

A shuttle bus is in operation to link to the 301 bus service. Contact Filers Bus Travel on 01271 863819  for more information.

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