THERE could be good news for motorists ahead of a 10-day road closure on the A3072 from Crediton to Tiverton, where work is due to start tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30.

The road is to close from Nomansland Cross to Westwood Farm to enable drainage works to be completed.

On checking the details listed about the closure it appears that the road is completely closed in both directions for four days, until May 3.

After that time, for seven days, the plan shows temporary traffic lights at the location.

This could be good news and could mean that the total road closure could finish earlier.

However, there is no confirmation about this but it is a promising indication.

Removing the road surface to build the roundabout at Exhibition Corner.  AQ 1176
Removing the road surface to build the roundabout at Exhibition Corner. AQ 1176 (Alan Quick, Crediton Courier)


Motorists are advised that temporary traffic lights are currently in place at Exhibition Corner and that Stonewall Lane between Exhibition Corner and Sandford is currently closed.

This is to enable contractors to complete the installation of the roundabout which will be located at the site.

Traffic lights at Exhibition Corner.  AQ 1165
Traffic lights at Exhibition Corner. AQ 1165 (Alan Quick, Crediton Courier)

This is to enable a new road to be built into the Pedlarspool, Libbets Grange, Bellway Homes development of 257 homes.

There is no indication of when this work is likely to be completed.

There is likely to be a great deal of development work taking place in the area to build the development for many months.


Motorists are reminded that works to progress the opening of a Lidl store in Crediton could have some bearing on their journeys for the next 10 days from tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30.

Contractors working at the site will be closing one lane of Commercial Road from 9am to 3.30pm each day for the 10 days to enable the vehicle entrance to be built into the site.

This is almost opposite Tucker’s Country Store and the pavement will be lowered to build the pedestrian and vehicle entrance to the site.

The new store, along with 114 parking spaces, servicing and landscaping will be built on part of the former playing field area known as the Rec, at Commercial Road, Lords Meadow Industrial Estate in the town, about half-a-mile from the town centre.