More than 50 years after it was first discussed, a piece of history is made in a field near the Barn Owl pub, Kingskerswell, as the ceremonial cutting of the first turf for the new SDLR took place. Among those present are representatives of Devon County Council and Torbay Council, Members of Parliament and with personnel from Galliford Try.
Project Director Jim Watson says: ‘Local people have been waiting decades for a bypass and we're glad to confirm that work is finally under way.’
Torbay mayor Gordon Oliver adds: ‘I'm pleased construction work has started. It is a key milestone and moves us one step closer to the new road, which will improve the future prosperity of Torbay.’