The new South Devon Highway is up against other regional projects in a national vote for the nation’s favourite piece of new infrastructure.
The new road, which links Newton Abbot and Torbay, cuts journey time to a fraction of its previous extent, has also reduced congestion and enables 38,000 cars a day to travel back and forth with ease.
The road was awarded the South West’s top regional civil engineering prize in the summer and is one of twelve regional projects canvassing for votes for the People’s Award.
You can vote for the project by selecting it from the list of regional potential on the Institution of Civil Engineers website here: http://tinyurl.com/huxcauo
Project Director, and Chief Engineer for Devon County Council, Rob Richards said: “The South Devon Highway is an exceptional project that took nearly 60 years to come to fruition, with many people involved making the case to get it built.
“It’s vital for businesses across South Devon that they can depend on fast, reliable connections that enable them to transport their goods to market, help their employees get to work and not have to factor in traffic jams and delays. It’s also a far safer route and by moving traffic away from Kingskerswell, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as the local community, have a much more pleasant environment.
“Throughout the project we have gone to great lengths to communicate with the local community, running a community liaison group, providing exhibitions, tours and newsletters to update people about the progress. It has all helped to make sure the project ran smoothly. As a result, it has transformed the area and we’d really appreciate help to make it number one in the national people’s vote.”
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