A3124 improvements to be completed early
Posted on: 12 November 2018
Improvement work on the A3124 between Beaford and Great Torrington is set to be completed two weeks ahead of schedule.
A new 25 metre retaining wall has been constructed along the road over the past eight weeks. The structure has been built to support the road while also reinforcing the bank and acting as a protective barrier to prevent vehicles leaving the road.
The road is due to be fully re-opened this Friday (16 November).
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “The contractor working on site has pulled out all the stops, and our thanks go to them for being able to complete this scheme two weeks ahead of schedule. Local people have been extremely patient while the work has been carried out but I’m sure everyone will be pleased the road is re-opening early and is in better shape than before.”
Councillor Andrew Saywell, County Councillor for Torrington Rural, said: “I am delighted that the A3124 is reopening early. I know the closure was inconvenient for many residents, myself included! But I cannot stress enough how important this work has been, strengthening the structural integrity of the road and preventing a collapse that could have closed this vital road indefinitely. During the closure the County Council has worked well with the community to keep everybody up to date and I would like to thank all residents, businesses and the Town and Parish Councils for their patience while this important work took place.”Posted in: DCC Homepage | Environment