Notices of Temporary Street Closures


The majority of roads in Ilfracombe are looked after by Devon County Council. They carry out a programme of maintenance and improvement works to ensure local roads are safe and sound.

The latest temporary prohibition of through traffic, parking notices and footpath closures affecting Ilfracombe are:

  • Footpath and Public Right of Way closure of Footpath Numbers 112 & 114 in and around Marine Drive / Larkstone from 1st June to 1st December 2021. The alternative route will be marked by compound fencing and signage around Marine Drive car park area, and then via footway alongside Marine Drive –set of steps leading on to Larkstone Lane –Larkstone Lane –rejoin South West Coast Path. The diversion will be signed on the ground. The closure is necessaryto facilitatebuilding of community watersports centre.  Temporary Traffic Order can be viewed here. Map of the area concerned with alternative routes can be found here.
  • Works to install a new water main in Slade Valley on the Tarka Trail will commence on 2nd June 2021 – Details of this from South West Water can be found here. The section of the Tarka Trail affected by these works and any subsequent closures/limited access can be found here. Accompanying this work is a Tree Risk Report which can be found here

The above are promulgated iaw the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Section 14 on behalf of Devon County Council.

To find out about current and proposed roadworks in Ilfracombe and across the county visit the Devon County Council website.

You can also report or track existing problems directly to Devon County Council at “Report a Problem

Motorways are looked after by the Highways Agency. To find out about current and proposed road works on motorways visit the Highways Agency’s website.

Devon County Council
The Highways Agency