New Whiddon Down road junction issues

By Crediton Courier Newspaper   |   Editorial   |
Friday 5th February 2016 11:30 am
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THERE has been anger and confusion about signs and a new junction at Whiddon Down.

A spate of accidents have occurred at the new junction and some say it is because warning signs were put up, taken down and reinstated, all within a matter of days.

Temporary barriers and traffic cones have now been put up to mark out part of the new road layout.

The road has been built to enable the Den Brook Wind Farm turbines to be delivered as it would have been difficult to get them to the site with the previously existing road junction.

The developers, Renewable Energy Systems, who have been building the road, said: “An independent safety audit of the road layout at the newly completed Whiddon Down Link Road was undertaken last week which concluded that the layout is safe.

“Signs warning road users of the new road layout remain in place.

“In respect of the road signs that were removed or covered up over the weekend of January 23 and 24, RES contacted Devon County Council as soon as we became aware that this had happened. The removal and covering up of some of the signs occurred due to the requirement for the Council to complete their review of the new layout.

“RES is working closely with the County Council to ensure that all necessary actions are taken to allow the Council to complete its review, and ensure that motorists are aware of the new road layout.”

Alan Quick

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