MOTORISTS will soon be able to drive on a brand new stretch of road at Roundswell roundabout.
Towards the end of March traffic coming from the Lake direction will be moved over onto the new carriageway to enable completion of the new central islands and splitter islands on the A39.
The work is part of a £2million scheme to improve the roundabout, which is one of Barnstaple’s busiest.
Work began at the end of January and is expected to take around six months.
Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council cabinet member for economy and growth, said: “The scheme is on schedule, despite the recent heavy rain, and if the current dry weather continues then good progress will continue to be made.
“Although two way flow will be maintained, there may be some disruption to traffic initially while everyone gets used to the new arrangements, but the traffic management is to keep the travelling public safe from the work site, as well as protecting the workforce.”
As far as what will be on top of the enlarged roundabout, the council has confirmed it will eventually be finished with grass and topsoil taken from another part of the site.
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