Potential improvements to the North Devon Link Road will be the subject of further public consultation being launched by Devon County Council today (Friday 9 June).
The County Council is putting forward a scheme option to upgrade the route between South Molton and Bideford, and is giving people the opportunity to comment on them before further developing the scheme.
The proposed upgrades would provide between 40% and 50% of the route (depending on the section) with alternating overtaking opportunities, compared to the current 10%. Safety would be improved with the removal of all right-turn movements across the link road, and access to development sites at South Molton, Barnstaple and Bideford would also be improved to support economic growth. The estimated cost of the full scheme is £250 million, although it could be built in phases.
.As well as an online questionnaire at https://new.devon.gov.uk/haveyoursay/ a number of exhibitions will also be held at:
Friday 16 June Green Lanes, Barnstaple 9am – 5pm
Saturday 17 June Green Lanes, Barnstaple 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 20 June Town Hall, Bideford 12pm – 8pm
Friday 23 June Amory Centre, South Molton 12pm – 8pm
There will also be an unmanned exhibition at Taw View from Monday 24 July for one week.
Feedback from the consultation, which continues until Friday 28 July, will inform further refinement of the option so that an application can be made to the Department for Transport to fund the scheme.
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