No date for Marsh Mills flyover work
MOTORISTS face further uncertainty after it emerged that no firm date has yet been set for two months worth of roadworks at Plymouth's busiest junction.
The Herald reported earlier this year on how planned repairs to the A38 flyover at Marsh Mills would close parts of the busy route at night.
The project will see traffic limited to 40mph along a three-mile stretch while workmen replace expansion joints.
The Highways Agency said engineers carrying out routine checks found expansion joints in the road surface needed replacing.
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The metal joints are used to connect sections of bridges and flyovers, allowing the road surface to expand in the heat without causing damage.
The flyover was expected to be closed over night between 8pm and 6am during the roadworks.
The closure will stretch from the Marsh Mills exit slip to the Forder Valley entry junction in a westbound direction, and from the Forder Valley exit slip to the Marsh Mills entry slip on the eastbound side.
A Highways Agency spokesman said the scheme was scheduled to take two months to complete and be finished by November 30.
However, the Highways Agency has yet to give a firm date for commencement of the work. It is understood talks with contractors are ongoing.