Saturday, May 28, 2022

A38 remains closed following ‘serious crash’

The A38 in Plymouth will remain closed until at least midday following a “serious” crash involving a lorry and motorbike last night (May 12). National Highways confirmed the A38 eastbound will remain closed throughout the morning, between St Budeaux and the A386.

In a tweet shared to the South West National Highways Twitter account, it was announced that the road would be closed until this afternoon whilst police investigations take place. Motorists are advised to expect disruption and to allow extra journey time.

The full tweet reads: “The #A38 in #Devon remains CLOSED eastbound between the #B3413 (#StBudeaux) and the #A386 (near #Plymouth) until at least midday today for police investigations, following a serious collision yesterday evening.”

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Devon and Cornwall Police are still in attendance and National Highways Traffic Officers remain on scene to assist with traffic management. A National Highways spokesperson said: “Due to the severity of the incident, the carriageway is expected to remain closed until midday today for collision investigation.”

A diversion route has been put in place and road users have been advised to plan ahead, re-route or even delay their journey if it will be affected by the closure. The full details of the diversion can be found on the National Highways website.

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Diversion Route

  • Leave the A38 eastbound at St Budeaux interchange
  • Take the B3413 and then continue until the junction with the A386
  • Continue on the A386 and then re-join the A38 eastbound at Manadon Interchange

Further information is available from National Highways by visiting the www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via their regional twitter feed. Their 24/7 contact center team is also available to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.

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