Concern over lack of info on Exmouth road closure

PUBLISHED: 12:30 30 September 2016

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Withycombe motorists face disruption due to water supply works for the second time this year after an upcoming road closure was announced by South West Water.

Residents have been informed that Bradham Lane will be closed to through traffic between October 10 and November 11.

South West Water previously carried out works at the bottom of Bradham Lane which required temporary traffic lights for several weeks earlier this year.

The company says the new works are ‘essential’.

Resident Chris Mellor, who lives in Laurel Rise, near the top of Bradham Lane, said more information should have been provided by the water company.

He said: “I think South West Water could have done a better job of informing their customers about the implications.

“I would have thought they would have put something in about the effect on bus services.

“Everyone now has got to ring Stagecoach to find where the diversion is going to.

“Works have got to be done, I appreciate that, it’s just there seems to be a lack of proper liaison with their customers.”

Mr Mellow also said diagrams provided of the closure and diversion routes were not clear.

A South West Water spokesman said: “Bradham Lane will be subject to a rolling road closure for essential repairs to both water mains and sewers.

“The work will be carried out in two phases to minimise disruption to residents in adjoining streets.

“We regret the inconvenience to people who regularly use Bradham Lane, but the works should improve the reliability of the water main for residents in the area.

“Bus companies have been informed of the works, and they will inform customers using their normal methods.”

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