A361 Barnstaple Western Bypass

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Scheme details

Bypass or realignment for use by all traffic
£ 40m
Devon County Council
Region: South West
DCC/Central Government
3 km
1.8 miles

Construction of a new single two-lane route to the west of Barnstaple, connecting the A39 Atlantic Highway with the A361 North Devon road. The scheme includes a new 400m bridge over the River Taw, and will provide for the potential reopening of the railway line beyond Barnstaple.


14 February 2005 Construction work begins.
14 July 2005 The southern terminal roundabout has been completed.
14 March 2006 New link roads and Sticklepath roundabout were opened on 18 March. The existing A3125 on Sticklepath Hill will now be closed and the old railway bridges demolished.
14 August 2006 The old railway bridges have now gone!
14 March 2007 The downstream bridge and station viaduct are now complete, earthworks are almost done and the Braunton Road junction is also nearing completion. The road is due to open in April.
14 May 2007 The new road opens to traffic.

It's over!

This scheme has been completed, so it's no longer possible to edit any of the information on this page.

This scheme was last updated on 26 October 2008.