Information events on Sherford Main Street development scheme

Sherford Main Street

Posted on: 3 April 2019

Drop-in sessions to help inform people about planned construction of Main Street in Sherford are due to be held later this month (April).

Devon County Council is planning to start work on the main link from Sherford to the A38 Deep Lane junction in May.

The information events are an opportunity to find out more about the scheme, review traffic management plans, and to raise any questions about the construction work.

People are invited to attend at:

Wednesday 24 April –   3:30pm–6:30pm at Brixton Parish Council;

Thursday 25 April –   3:30pm–7pm at Sherford Vale School.

The one-mile road, which will be constructed by contractor Dyer and Butler, will provide a route through the development and connecting to the A38. The work is expected to be completed by summer 2020.

The road will link to sections of Main Street which will be developed by the Sherford Consortium, the first of which is already in place at the Elburton end of the development.

Devon County Council Leader John Hart said: “This road is a fundamental link for the new community of Sherford, so these information events are a good opportunity for people to find out more about the scheme and the work involved. Some of the team working on the project will also be on hand to answer any questions.”

Malcolm Gilmore, from the Sherford Consortium, said: “As the main arterial road through Sherford, Main Street will be a huge milestone for this new community and we look forward to work starting. This is a major piece of infrastructure, making it easier for residents – both now and in the future – to travel through Sherford, access the A38, have a greater choice of routes and be better connected to the surrounding area. Sherford residents and those living locally should attend the drop-in events if they want to find out more about what is planned.”

Western Power and South West Water services are currently diverting services near the proposed work area, while Dyer and Butler sets up the site compound near the Deep Lane junction ahead of the start of construction.

For more information go to the Sherford Main Street website.

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