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Roundswell roundabout roadworks in Barnstaple yet to cause traffic chaos

By NDJFran  |  Posted: January 21, 2014

Roundswell where the roadworks are due to take place

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MULTI-million pound roadworks to improve a Barnstaple roundabout are yet to cause traffic problems.

A £1.2million scheme to ease congestion, improve drainage and signage and enlarge Roundswell roundabout was due to begin yesterday.

But so far work has only been carried out off the carriageway, with various machinery moved on to land near to the site next to the B3232 towards Torrington.

Devon County Council confirmed these types of schemes usually begin with off-road work, but said work should have begun yesterday.

The scheme will see up to six months of disruption, with the county council confirming lanes will need to be closed during the work.

The scheme will see numerous changes made to the roundabout in a bid to combat the junction’s chronic congestion problems; including the enlargement of the roundabout itself and the widening of entry roads from the A39 from two to three lanes.

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  • RBuilder  |  January 21 2014, 7:16PM

    It will never work just like traffic lights at Westleigh. Oh hang on a mo..

  • Charlie1974  |  January 21 2014, 11:38AM

    Putting three lanes instead of two will cause accidents when cars cut you up.

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  • TheLHC  |  January 21 2014, 11:21AM

    News yet to happen shocker!

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  • Pravda  |  January 21 2014, 10:47AM

    This was already published, why repeat it? http://tinyurl.com/nevgv6j Have the journal no new stories to print or something?

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