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Overnight slip road closures at M5 Junction 29 for sign gantry installation

Posted on: 23 May 2012

A series of overnight closures are planned for the southbound and northbound exit slip roads at M5 Junction 29 next week to enable sign gantries to be installed.
As part of the ongoing upgrade of the junction to open up access to the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point, overnight closures will take place on the southbound exit slip from Monday 28 May to Wednesday 30 May, between the hours of 8pm and 6am.
The northbound exit will be closed during the same hours from Tuesday 29 May to Thursday 31 May.
The dates overlap to allow contractor South West Highways the flexibility to time the work on either exit at any one time, as the gantries will be lifted into place by crane and the process of lifting can be affected by wind conditions. However, the slip roads will not be closed at the same time, and they will be open as usual in the daytime.
When the southbound exit slip road is closed, southbound traffic on the M5 will follow the signed diversion route to Junction 30 where traffic will travel around Sandygate roundabout to re-join the M5 northbound and exit the M5 again at the Junction 29 northbound exit slip road for the A30.
M5 northbound traffic wishing to take the Junction 29 northbound exit slip when it is closed, will follow the signed diversion to exit at Junction 30 and follow the diversion along Moor Lane to Moor Lane roundabout. M5 northbound traffic which misses the advisory signage prior to Junction 30, will continue to Junction 28, leave the M5 at Junction 28, drive around the roundabout and return on the M5 southbound to Junction 29 to take the southbound off slip to go either east or west on the A30.
Temporary speed limits remain in place for the safety of the travelling public and roadworkers, and mobile speed enforcement is taking place.
South West Highways Ltd is carrying out the work on behalf of Devon County Council.

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