M5 J29 East of Exeter Improvement

Scheme outline

A package of measures designed to improve safety and increase capacity of the road network around and to the east of M5 J29. Traffic flows in this area are predicted to increase signficantly by 2016, as a result of a business park development, the completion of Exeter Gateway, and the expansion of Exeter Airport.

M5 J29 will be improved by widening the southbound exit sliproad from three to five lanes, and reducing the loop of the northbound exit sliproad. A new traffic light controlled junction will be constructed to join the existing A30 to Honiton Road (unclassified/C832) via a new link road. This new junction will have direct access to M5 J29 southbound.

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2012 - 2014
Junction improvement
with parts under motorway restrictions
Highway authority
Devon CC/Highways Agency


12 June 2011

According to the Highways Agency, work will start on 6 June 2011 and should be completed by 30 May 2012. Temporary 40mph speed restrictions are in place on the southbound entry slip road and the northbound exit sliproad at J29.

1 October 2014

Some work is still ongoing on this site, though the scheme appears to be largely complete.

13 October 2014

The main bulk of the work has been completed, and only ancillary and environmental works continue, with these due to finish relatively soon.

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