Improvements to Laundry Lane in Sidford

Laundry Lane, Sidford

Posted on: 17 January 2017

Improvements to the existing footpath along Laundry Lane, Sidford, are due to start on Monday 30 January.

Widening and resurfacing work, which will form part of a planned new walking and cycling route, will be carried out as part of the £35,000 scheme while dropped kerbs for an informal crossing will also be constructed across Two Bridges Road.

Upgrading Laundry Lane will enable it to become a shared use walking and cycling link, providing a safe and attractive connection to the Byes cycle route.

The work follows the installation of Devon’s first “Tiger Crossing” in Sidford at the end of last year which provides a safe connection to the Byes for residents north of the A3052 in Sidford.

Councillor Stuart Hughes

Cllr Stuart Hughes

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management and Local Member for Sidmouth and Sidford, has provided £3,500 from his share of the Investing in Devon fund toward the scheme.

He said: “Following the installation of the Tiger Crossing in Sidford, the improvements to Laundry Lane will see the completion of the first phase of the development of an attractive walking and cycling link between Sidbury and Sidmouth. This will create a safer route for pupils travelling to the College and should encourage people to leave their cars at home for short journeys, which will provide health benefits and improve air quality.”

The work in Laundry Lane will be carried out by contractor SWH Ltd.

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