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Thinford roundabout works


Find out about the work we have done to improve the A688, to the east of Thinford roundabout.

What improvements have been made?

Between January and April 2017 we have carried out works to widen the A688 to the east of Thinford roundabout to increase the capacity of the junction.

The works will also help to enable the regeneration of the area to the north of the A688 and east of the A167, where a new coffee and food outlet will be built. As well as widening the road the works included, drainage, signage and lines, street lighting and landscaping, as well as the diversion of a number of utilities to enable the development works to take place. 

A new junction has been provided to the north of the road to allow access to the new development, as well as a right turn lane from the A688. As part of the works the layby to the east of the southbound carriageway approaching Thinford roundabout has been permanently closed.