Increased traffic because of housing and employment development had a detrimental impact on J30 during the peak hours.

The improvement resolves these problems by converting the left-in, left-out junction into a full movement, signalised junction.

The objectives of the scheme are to:

  1. Improve access to Sandy Park area to unlock development.
  2. Have a minimal impact on the operation of J30 of the M5.
  3. Minimise impact on Old Rydon Lane and limit U-turning traffic on A379 as a result of the proposed development


270 house completions and 325 jobs by 2021.

Growth Deal 1 Funding: £0.83m

Total Funding: £2.32m

Started on site: August 2016
Completed: January 2017

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Photo from the turf cutting ceremony

A turf cutting ceremony has been held to mark the start of improvements to the A379 Sandy Park Junction in Exeter.

Earthworks are underway on the £2.5 million upgrade to create a signalised junction which will allow all traffic movements, and improve access to planned employment and housing development in the Newcourt area of the city. Access to facilities at Sandy Park is being maintained. The scheme is being funded by Growth Deal 1, Exeter City Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy, and Devon County Council.