Highways England is investing £1.8million to resurface the two major A-roads in Devon and Cornwall as part of a three-phase project to improve journeys in the region.
From Monday, resurfacing work will start on the A38 westbound between Goodstone and Peartree. Once completed, two further phases of work will be carried out.
Highways England project manager Roger Stribling said:
This £1.8 million resurfacing project is part of the government’s commitment to maintaining England’s roads, and will ensure smoother journeys and maintain safety.
The work has been planned to minimise disruption and that is why work will take place overnight when traffic flows are lowest. During the work it will be necessary to put some road closures in place but drivers will be able to continue their journeys by following a clearly signed diversion route.
From 7pm on Monday (8 February), Highways England will begin resurfacing a four-mile stretch of the A38 westbound, between Goodstone and Peartree, near Ashburton in Devon.
For the safety of drivers, and Highways England’s workforce, a temporary 50 mph speed limit will be in place. The road will only be closed for work overnight, between 7pm and 6am, and will remain open at weekends.
The first phase is currently scheduled to finish at the end of February, and will include the closure of Goodstone, Alston, Caton, Linhay and Whistley junctions at various times.
The second phase of work, on the A38 between Trerulefoot roundabout and the turning to St Germans in Cornwall, will begin once the first phase has finished, and is expected to last until the middle of March.
The third phase will resurface the A30 in Devon, between the Woodleigh and Tongue End junctions, and is scheduled to be finished by the end of March.
These works could be subject to change if adverse weather conditions are experienced in the area.
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.