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Highway maintenance budgets agreed but programme could be impacted by lockdown

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by News Desk

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

Authored by News Desk

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

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by News Desk

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

Authored by News Desk

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...

Forecast of wintry showers could make travelling conditions challenging

Authored by News Desk

Wintry showers could make conditions on Devon’s roads hazardous overnight and into tomorrow morning, Devon County Council is warning.

While most of the county is likely to see rain and hail showers over the next 24 hours, up to 3.5cm of snow is forecast for higher ground such as Dartmoor, with less expected on Exmoor and the Blackdown Hills.

Devon County Council’s fleet of...

Public consultation on road improvements in Starcross

Authored by Mary

A public consultation is being held by Devon County Council on proposed improvements to the A379 at Starcross and the Mamhead Road from Starcross to the A380.

People are being asked for their views on a number of upgrades for the section of the A379 through Starcross, which is a well-known pinch-point that affects vehicles and pedestrians.

While little can be done to improve...

Devon awarded £4m of Safer Roads Funding

Authored by News Desk

Devon County Council has welcomed long awaited news of more than £4 million of funding for road safety improvements on two A-roads in Devon.

The Department for Transport has announced that Devon has successfully bid for Safer Roads Funding, with the County Council set to receive £1.9 million for improvements on the A3121 and £2.2 million for the A3123.

Both of the roads are...

WARNING: Ice on Devon's roads each night this weekend

Authored by News Desk

Road users are being warned that widespread ice could affect the county’s roads over the next three nights.

Freezing conditions are again forecast across the county and road surface temperatures are expected to plummet to as low -2C from tonight, Friday 5 January.

Devon County Council is advising people countywide to take extra care as icy patches may be a problem in areas of...

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