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Advance Notice of Culvert Replacement Work, Woolbrook Road

Devon County Council are planning Culvert Replacement works on Woolbrook Road commencing from the 11th March 2024 until 6th May 2024. These works require a road closure during certain stages of the work and temporary lights to facilitate.


Proposed dates and times:-


All works closures will be applicable 24/7.

  • The single lane closure with Temporary Traffic Light operation will apply between 11th March 2024 – 28th March 2024.

  • The Full Closure of the section on Woolbrook Road will apply between 29th March 2024 – 14th Aprill 2024.

  • The single lane closure with Tempory Traffic Light operation will then apply between 15th April 2024 – 06th May 2024

Location Details:


Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth between, junctions for Core Hill Road and Woolbrook Meadows. Post Code: EX10 9XD


During investigative work the culvert slab was found to be in poor condition and needs to be replaced to ensure the road can continue to take HGV’s. The road closure will make use of the Easter Holiday period to minimise disruption to the school commute.

During the investigation works it established a pipe within the culvert that was causing debris blockages is an abandoned service and its planned to remove this as part of the works. This should improve flows and hence assist capacity during flood events.


Please let me know if you require any further information.

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