A361 Barnstaple Western Bypass

Scheme outline

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.

This scheme was completed in and we're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.

Timescale
2005-2007
Cost
£
40m
Status
Completed
Type
Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Funding
DCC/Central Government

Progress

This scheme has been completed and CBRD is no longer accepting progress updates.
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.

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