More millions to beat Devon's road jams
Devon is to receive an extra £3 million to help sort out traffic jam blackspots
Just under £2 million will go towards the Decoy Industrial Estate Access Road in Newton Abbot, with £1.145 million going to improvements at Roundswell roundabout in Barnstaple.
Both schemes are seen as crucial for supporting economic growth and tackling traffic bottlenecks.
This latest announcement follows the £4.7 million Pinch Point Funding granted to the County Council in May to deliver the Crediton Link Road and Tithebarn Link Road, which accesses the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point.
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Exeter Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Growth, said: “This latest announcement will be warmly welcomed and means that Devon has now successfully bid for four major schemes through the Pinch Point fund, attracting almost £8 million towards important infrastructure.
“ This recognition speaks volumes of the quality of our submissions and the value for money these schemes will provide, and all credit must go our dedicated team who have worked so hard on this. These are vital developments which will benefit local economic growth and keep Devon moving. Work will now focus on delivering these schemes for our communities and local businesses.”
Work at Decoy is due to start in June 2014 and be completed by April 2015, with construction of phase one of the Roundswell scheme scheduled to get underway in January 2014 and completed in July 2014, with phase two from January 2015 to March 2015.