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Works start on the A38 to improve safety

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Work is starting on a £250,000 scheme to improve safety along a stretch of the A38 near Exeter.

Highways England is installing average speed checks along the stretch at Splatford Split where the road merges with the A380.

The road saw an average of one accident a month between 2009 and 2014.

The move has been supported by Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon County Council. There will be two weeks of overnight closures.

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M5 reopened after overnight repairs following a lorry fire

Firefighters battle to bring the blaze under control. Credit: Highways England

The M5 southbound has been reopened after work was done to resurface the road following a lorry fire.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before midday on Sunday after a lorry carrying hay burst into flames.

The road remained closed overnight between Stroud (Junction 13) and Thornbury (Junction 14) to allow for resurfacing and a clean up.

The M5 southbound was closed from midday yesterday. Credit: Highways England

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