Public consultation on Drumbridges improvements
Posted on: 11 July 2012
A public consultation will start next week on proposals to improve the Drumbridges roundabout on the A38 and the access to Heathfield Industrial Estate.
Traffic congestion is a major issue on the roads around Drumbridges and this will be exacerbated by new developments which are planned to take place in the area.
Devon County Council is seeking views on proposals which include a new footbridge across the A38 as well as improvements to the junctions and pedestrian and cycle facilities. The consultation will run from Monday 16 July until Friday 3 August.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “The proposals which are being put forward aim to relieve the current levels of congestion around Drumbridges. The traffic problems at these locations are currently at a point where it is hampering any future development from taking place in the surrounding area until improvements are made. We want people to get involved in this consultation so that we can hear local opinion and that can help inform potential improvements.”
Two informal drop-in events will be held where the proposals will be on show and there will be the opportunity to discuss them with Devon County Council officers.
The events will be held at Heathfield Community Centre on Wednesday 18 July from 2pm until 8pm and Saturday 21 July from 10am until 4pm.
Councillor George Gribble, County Councillor for Bovey Tracey Rural, said: “At peak times the weight of traffic can mean that its queued onto the A38. It really needs to be improved and I’m glad that something’s being done. These proposals will help to resolve the situation and allow traffic to flow.”
Information will be available online from Monday 16 July at www.devon.gov.uk/drumbridges. Comments can be submitted online and questionnaires can also be filled in at the drop in events.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively write to:
Jacobs (Drumbridges), Renslade House, Bonhay Road, Exeter, EX4 3AY.