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SWH Civils nearing completion of Exeter Airport Access Road

The £1.4 million widening scheme on the access road to Exeter International Airport is reaching its final phase and is on schedule to be completed by the end of next month.

SWH Civils is carrying out the works and has informed local businesses, the Parish Council, and affected residents.

The current temporary one-way system on the B3184, which will improve access to the airport and adjacent Airport Business Park, will come to an end on Friday 20 February.

During the last week of the one way system, the road will be closed overnight between 9pm and 5am from Monday (16 February) to Friday 20 February to enable drainage work and footpath reconstruction to be carried out safely.

From Monday 23 February through to the end of the scheme, three-way temporary traffic lights will be required during the daytime.

Surfacing will be completed during further overnight closures from 8pm to 5am between Thursday 5 March and Friday 20 March, although the closures will be lifted at weekends.

Hannah Jones, Contractors Manager at SWH said, ‘SWH Civils is pleased to be involved with the improvement scheme on the B3184 link between the Exeter Airport & Exeter Airport Industrial Estate. Every effort is being made to minimise the short term disruption, and the cooperation and support of road users is greatly appreciated. The improvements will benefit not only local communities and businesses alike, stimulating local employment opportunities, but will also reduce the current levels of traffic using the smaller surrounding rural roads.

Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Growth, said, “We’re entering the final phase of this project and it’s really taking shape. When it is complete we will have a much improved road which will benefit the local community as well as being fit for purpose as the gateway to Exeter International Airport and the Business Park.”

The scheme is being funded by the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) Regional Growth Fund.

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