Devon and Cornwall's roads to get £15m upgrade
Motorists in Devon and Cornwall could be disrupted by 'vital' road improvements, which have been announced today by the Government.
The Highways Agency is set to deliver several road improvements in the South West costing £15 million as part of a £217 million national programme outlined by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.
Works will take place on A38 Drumbridges roundabout in Newton Abbot, A38/A380 Splatford Split near Exeter, the A38 Manadon slip road in Plymouth, and M5 junction 30 slip road in Exeter.
The £5.5m works on Splatford Split will create an additional lane for traffic merging with the A38 from the A380. The £4.1m works at Drumbridges will include installing traffic signals and constructing a pedestrian and cycle bridge. Both projects will take place in 2014.
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Both the £1.8m Manadon slip road work and the £0.9m M5 junction 30 work involve widening the slip roads. Traffic lights will also be improved during the M5 works.
Mr McLoughlin said: "These £217 million road improvements prove the Government's determination to accelerate growth and cut congestion.
"Keeping traffic moving is vital to securing prosperity."
Many of the improvements will be delivered in 2014, and they will all be completed by March 2015.