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A38 Devon pine removal works South Brent to Chudleigh 11 January to 12 March 2021

Highways England operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A roads. This is to let you know we will be carrying out pine removal works along the A38, please see details below.

Thank you for your patience whilst these works are carried out. We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum.

We always aim to work to the programme, however unforseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes to it. Please monitor www.trafficengland.com to keep updated.

If you would like further information about this work, please contact Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7 or email: info@highwaysengland.co.uk

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Why are we carrying out this work?

As part of our commitment to the environment and safety we’ll shortly begin pine removal along the A38 between South Brent and Chudleigh. We’ll remove pine in a series of phases and where appropriate replace with indigenous species including hazel and hawthorn. This will improve biodiversity, encourage local flora and fauna to naturally regenerate and enhance the landscape. The native trees will provide enhanced low-level screening upon maturity. Removing pines will also bring safety benefits as they are prone to toppling in high winds. We’re aware bird nesting season begins 1 March and an environmentalist will be on site from this date to supervise works.


11 January to 12 March 2021

Work will take place overnight Monday to Friday, 8pm to 6am the following morning, when traffic flows are at their lowest. Where possible we’ll endeavour to complete noisiest works before 11pm and we’ll use tree shears to minimise noise to residents. The majority of locations should take 1 to 2 nights to complete. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience which may be caused.

Traffic management

Some works will be carried out under lane closure and it may also be necessary to close some laybys and slip roads. Advance roadside warnings will be in place for slip road closures.

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