Galliford Try – the company responsible for constructing the South Devon Link Road – has announced that works to construct the new junction layout at Kerswell Gardens will commence this week (week commencing 29th June) and will be complete by approximately mid-October.
Throughout this time the traffic will be controlled by a mini-roundabout and all traffic movements will be maintained, minimising disruption to motorists.
When complete, the Kerswell Gardens junction will operate as a signalised junction: it is intended that the new signalised Edginswell junction at the end of the link road will be complete at approximately the same time.
The two junctions will be synchronised to ensure traffic flows through the area efficiently.
Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Growth, said: “This is another step forward towards the completion of the South Devon Link Road. The new junction is a key element of the link road and has been designed with additional capacity to accommodate future growth in traffic flow.”
Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver said: “We recognise that this traffic alignment may cause some disruption to motorists, but we are making efforts to minimise this as far as possible. “Whilst we normally try to avoid works such as this during our busy summer period, we accept that this phase of the works is crucial to ensuring completion of this vital new road remains on target.”
Chris Hastings, Project Director at Galliford Try, said: “This junction at the southern end of the project is one of the most heavily used intersections in South Devon. Devising a plan to keep traffic flowing has been especially challenging. To have done so for this phase - and throughout the entire programme - has been a major achievement.”
The detailed programming of these works is complex and subject to change, influenced by a number of factors.
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