SOUTH DEVON LINK ROAD – FIRST PHASE OF COMPLETION WORKS ANNOUNCED
The constructor of the South Devon Highway, Galliford Try, has announced the next phase of roadworks required to complete the overall works. This will be at Romany Jones/Aller, on the old A380 (Torquay Road), but not affecting the newly opened A380.
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, commencing Monday 11th January 2016. Diversion routes will be signposted (see attached TM Plans) and businesses have been informed.
The works are being carried out to construct the junction of Torquay Road and the new extension to Aller Brake Road, involving substantial drainage and overlaying works.
Although the South Devon Highway was open to traffic in December 2015, 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 as the opening of the South Devon Highway to traffic has substantially reduced the amount of traffic using the Torquay Road. 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 its’ normal route through Aller. This route will also be the diversion route for the number X46 and 66 buses.
Southbound traffic will be diverted into Kingskerswell via Hamelin Way/Kerswell Gardens or onto Torquay.