South Devon Link Road – First Phase Of Completion Works Announced
6th January, 2016
The constructor of the South Devon Highway, Galliford Try, has announced the next phase of completion works at Romany Jones/Aller, alongside the newly opened road.
This will require a temporary closure of Torquay Road between the Aller roundabout and the Romany Jones junction for a period of around five weeks. Diversion routes will be signposted and businesses and residents have been informed.
The works are being carried out in order to complete the junction of Torquay Road and the new extension to Aller Brake Road. The road alignment will also be improved involving substantial overlaying works.
Although the South Devon Highway was open to traffic in December, work on the surrounding area around the project will continue into 2016 to complete various elements including landscaping and the surfacing of local roads surrounding the new route.
The decision to undertake these essential works now was made to minimise disruption to road users: the opening of the South Devon Highway to traffic has substantially reduced the amount of traffic using this area.
As the volume of traffic on Torquay Road is substantially lower, with most of the traffic using the new road, disruption will be limited. However, motorists using the proposed diversions are encouraged to adjust travel times and routes where possible during peak traffic times.
Temporary signals will be put into place and access to local businesses, residents and bus routes will be maintained.
Traffic will be diverted along the new A380 and via Kerswell Gardens signalised junction. An alternate route along the newly extended Aller Brake Road, through Aller and via St Marychurch Road will also be available, although controlled by temporary traffic signals.
The number 12 bus will maintain a route through Aller, through Kingskerswell and along the new Aller Brake Road extension. This route will also be the diversion route for the number X46 and 66 buses.
Traffic will be diverted onto the A380 southbound then into Kingskerswell via Hamelin Way/Kerswell Gardens or onto Torquay.
The diversions will be in place for approximately 5 weeks from 11th January 2016.
The exact schedule of closures is being reviewed on an ongoing basis - the weather, among other factors, has an impact upon the construction activity programme.
To find out the latest, please review the alerts section of the South Devon Link Road website, which will be updated regularly www.southdevonlinkroad.co.uk