South Devon road link

The South Devon Link Road is a long-awaited major civil engineering project that will bring significant benefits to residents and commuters.

Engineers survey the site of the new dual carriageway
Engineers survey the site of the new dual carriageway
  • Updated: 20 March, 2013

The new road, a 5.5km stretch of dual carriageway, will bypass Kingskerswell and the existing A380 between Newton Abbot and Torbay.

The current route is one of the busiest stretches of road in the area, carrying over 35,000 vehicles a day. This has caused major problems with congestion for local residents and increased journey times. The new road is expected to remove 95% of the traffic away from Kingskerwell.

Economic benefits

The project, to be completed by late 2015, is expected to deliver a major economic boost to the area. The project's promoters expect that as many as 8,000 jobs could be created in South Devon. Civil engineers will be absolutely vital in helping to deliver this expected boost to the local economy.

Project details

Clients: Devon County Council and Torbay Council
Principal contractor: Galliford Try
Cost: Approx. £110m
Completion: December 2015
Location: Devon

More information

You can find out lots more about the project and its intended benefits by visiting the project's dedicated website, which includes latest news and videos.

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