Repairs to Austin’s Bridge at Buckfastleigh are underway and progressing well. The Grade Two Listed Bridge, which dates from 1749, was damaged during Storm Dennis in February and has been closed since then as a safety precaution. Two separate scaffold platforms have been erected over the course of the past week. These scaffolds are not only supporting the men’s working platform, but they have...
Devon County Council has received almost £7 million to help repair the damage caused to the county’s roads by the severe winter weather.
The additional funding from the Department for Transport is a share of £183.5 million of extra funding made available by the government to help with much needed road repairs following the wettest winter on record.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has confirmed that the £31.1m promised to improve the resilience of the South West’s rail network will be found.
Ten projects to improve the rail networks resilience against flooding will be funded with the money including for work in Honiton, Cowley Bridge Junction, Crewkerne and several other areas of rail vulnerable to potential flooding.