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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...

Measures introduced to support walking and cycling

A number of measures to support walking and cycling have been introduced or proposed as part of the second phase of Emergency Active Travel Funding projects.

Devon was awarded almost £1.3 million from the Department for Transport to provide safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists following the reduction of public transport capacity due to social distancing requirements during the...

weather, Devon

Highways teams prepared as more heavy rain forecast

Devon County Council’s highways teams are bracing themselves for the possibility of further issues on the county’s roads later this week, with another spell of heavy rain forecast.

Rain and strong winds on Friday and Saturday made it a busy weekend for the County Council, and there is more to come with a Yellow Weather Warning for rain issued by the Met Office for the whole region...

SW remains region in the UK with the highest number of horse and vehicle collisions, new statistics reveal

The South West of England reports the highest level of incidents involving horses and vehicles in the UK, with 203 incidents reported to The British Horse Society (BHS) during 2019-2020. The county of Devon reported over half of the overall incidents, with 104 incidents, 1 human fatality and 33 horse fatalities, also making it the county with the highest equine fatality rate in the UK....

Highway maintenance budgets agreed but programme could be impacted by lockdown

The coronavirus lockdown and its after-effects are likely to impact on the delivery of the County Council’s highway maintenance schemes this year, councillors heard today (Wednesday 13 May).

The caution comes as Devon County Council’s Cabinet set out the authority’s capital and revenue budgets for highway maintenance for the current financial year.

The lockdown prompted many...

Essential safety repairs will get underway on the A3079 near Okehampton next week

Around 11 miles (18km) of the road from Fowley Cross to Cookworthy Farm, via Halwill Junction, will be resurfaced, starting from Monday 6 April.

The seven-week scheme will be carried out using a series of day-time closures with signed diversions in place. Some overnight work may be needed when temporary traffic lights will be used.

All of the work will be undertaken Monday...

Highway repairs keeping roads safe for key workers

Highways teams are continuing to deliver essential safety repairs on Devon’s roads in order to maintain the local network for key workers. Devon County Council has temporarily suspended planned maintenance work in order to focus on the repair of critical infrastructure. Highway maintenance workers have been classified by the Government as key to delivering essential service during the ongoing...

Turf cutting marks work underway on A382 upgrade

A turf cutting has been held to mark the start of the first phase of the £13 million Devon County Council scheme upgrading the A382 at Newton Abbot.

Work is currently underway on earthwork, vegetation clearance and utility service diversion as part of the improvements to the link from Newton Abbot to the A38 at Drumbridges roundabout.

The project involves realigning and...

Risk of icy conditions on Devon's roads

People across Devon are being urged to take extra care tomorrow morning (Wednesday 26 February) due to a risk of icy conditions.

Road surface temperatures are due to drop as low as -2 C overnight and Devon County Council’s gritters will be treating the county’s main routes this afternoon and overnight.

Scattered wintry showers are expected this evening and into tomorrow, and...

Beware of possible icy conditions on Devon's roads

Icy conditions could be a problem on Devon’s roads tomorrow (Wednesday 29 January) as another cold night is in store this evening.

The main gritting routes in the county are already being treated by Devon County Council’s gritters this afternoon and they will continue their efforts overnight.

While the possibility of snow is only forecast for Dartmoor, wintry showers are...

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