20 February 2011
Traffic through Axmouth
For the benefit of people who have not seen the Axe Valley Weekender 18 Feb p4:
All parties have accepted that just the abnormal loads bringing the bridge structure will be allowed to pass through Axmouth, at reasonable times, notified to an Axmouth councillor for each traffic movement. All other construction traffic will travel by the route specified in the original conditions. As I understand it, these loads are too long to negotiate the pinch points at the junctions of Harefield Road with Manor Road and Seaton Down Road, probably too long and certainly too heavy for a weak point on Colyford Road, so that the Axmouth route is the only route possible. Axmouth residents are not happy, but have accepted this compromise; they will be alert for any breach of these modified conditions, now or later.