Road realignment scheme due to get underway

Work to realign an unstable road in Bovey Tracey is set to get underway on Monday 27 June.

A section of Ashburton Road (the C229) in Bovey Tracey has been closed to vehicles since February 2020 following a large landslip on the face of a former quarry.

Geotechnical investigations revealed extensive damage to the highway and raised safety concerns over the stability of the ground...

National Highways and The Wildlife Trusts announce biodiversity boost across South West England

National Highways and The Wildlife Trusts have joined forces to launch a new £6 million Network for Nature programme that will improve habitats across the South West of England benefitting people, nature and wildlife.

The projects will help create, restore and connect places for wildflowers, trees and wildlife, where the environment has been impacted by activities from previous road...

Double yellow lines for roads around Two Bridges  

Road safety improvements have been installed on a busy stretch of road troubled by irresponsible parking. A ‘no waiting at any time’ order has come into force on roads around Two Bridges. The road has long suffered from parking issues, which is not only visually intrusive but has led to road safety concerns including reduced visibility and a narrowing of the road, which can make it difficult...

Condition of Devon's roads has 'significantly improved'

Extensive preventative work by highways teams has improved the overall condition of Devon’s roads, with 27 per cent fewer potholes recorded than four years ago.

The figures coincide with National Pothole Day, an annual opportunity to take stock of the ‘health’ of the nation’s highways.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Management...

Temporary traffic lights on A382 from 4 January

Temporary traffic lights will be introduced on the A382 from Tuesday 4 January as work continues on the first phase of a new link road on the outskirts of Newton Abbot. The lights, which will be located in the dip just north of Forches Cross, will be in place for the safety of site staff and members of the public while a new junction is constructed between the A382-383 Houghton Barton Link...

Most in need communities will have their 20mph requests 'considered first'

A new way of considering 20mph speed limit requests has been approved by Cabinet, and it will help ensure that the communities that would most benefit from lower vehicle speeds are considered first.

Devon County Council’s (DCC) Cabinet (Wednesday December 8) also identified a budget of £100,000 to process the requests for the upcoming financial year.

Currently, all requests...

Devon ready for winter

With temperatures tumbling this week, Devon is prepared and ready to cope with the challenges of winter on the county’s roads.

Road surface temperatures are forecast to drop below -2C in some parts of Devon tonight and gritters will be out on all of the county’s primary salting routes from 6pm this evening.

The County Council is starting the season with its gritting depots...

Reminder to "be bright, be seen" on Devon's roads

British Summer Time ends on Sunday 31 October and as well as remembering to put the clocks back, Devon County Council is reminding road users to “be bright, be seen”.

With people travelling to work and school in the dark and in poor weather conditions when visibility is reduced, the council is urging people to take extra care.

Motorists are asked to look out for more...

Traffic lights to be installed at Newbridge in Chudleigh Knighton

Traffic signals are to be installed at a bridge in Chudleigh Knighton next month (October) in order to improve safety, reduce congestion and protect the structure.

The Grade Two listed Newbridge in Clay Lane has been struck 20 times since 1999, often leading to costly repairs and lengthy road closures while repair work is carried out.

Poor visibility on the approach to the...

Traffic officers helping to keep staycation traffic moving on key holiday route

With holiday destinations in Cornwall hotter than the temperatures this summer Highways England is pulling out all the stops to keep staycation traffic moving on the A30.

Highways England traffic officers have been drafted in to patrol key sections of the A30 in Cornwall and Devon during the busy summer months, and are on hand to deal with everything from live lane breakdowns and road...