THE A379 between Chudleigh Road and the Devon Hotel near Exeter will be closed to traffic for three days at the end of May to allow Devon County Council to lift a new footbridge into place.

The work will take place during the half term week from 10pm on Monday, May 29, until midnight on Friday, June 2.

The footbridge has been delivered in sections and our engineers have constructed it on the roadside ready to be lifted into place, in one piece, by a large crane.

We’ve chosen the half-term for the road closure to take advantage of the reduced commuter traffic during half-term.

The road will be closed with 'Road Closed Access Only' signs displayed to ensure access for residents of Haldon Reach and emergency services is maintained.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Management, said: 'Advanced notification signs will be displayed on surrounding roads in the weeks leading up to the work and diversion signs will be in place as the work takes place.

'We would be grateful if road users could observe the restrictions in place to help us ensure the safety of the public and of our workforce.

'Unfortunately, due to the nature of the works some noise is unavoidable. We will however attempt to keep this to a minimum, and please accept our apologies in advance.'