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DCC’s cabinet has approved an increase in highway spending by over 50 per cent for this year

Devon County Council’s cabinet on Wednesday (July 8) approved spending an additional £27M on Devon’s roads for this year, making the current years allocation the largest ever annual investment in Devon’s Road Network.

Posted on: 8 July 2020
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Structures moved into place ahead of bridge lift

Key structures for the new footbridge which is replacing Alma Bridge in Sidmouth have been lifted into place ahead of the main 19-metre span being installed

Posted on: 23 June 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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VideoFurther road layout changes to support walking and cycling in Exeter

A temporary one-way system has been introduced on Magdalen Road in Exeter as part of measures to boost walking and cycling and support social distancing

Posted on: 11 June 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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VideoWork underway on new road layouts to support walking and cycling

Work has started on introducing “pop-up” measures to support walking and cycling, backed with initial funding of £338,000 from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund

Posted on: 6 June 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Temporary street cafe licences introduced

Temporary “street cafe” licences are being introduced by Devon County Council to help speed up the application process for cafes and pubs seeking to place tables and chairs on pedestrianised areas

Posted on: 5 June 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Rock Park Bridge closure to remain in place for “many months”

Plans are being drawn up for the stabilisation and repair of Rock Park Bridge in Barnstaple. It has been closed since a structural defect was found with the columns supporting the bridge last month

Posted on: 4 June 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Devon moving forward with Active Travel Fund improvements

Devon County Council has confirmed that a comprehensive series of improvements for walkers and cyclists will be introduced as soon as possible

Posted on: 3 June 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Advice to take extra care, however you travel

Devon County Council is encouraging all road users to take extra care on roads, pavements and cycle routes as more people start to travel around the county

Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Reminder to “think twice” before heading out

The fine weather and upcoming bank holiday weekend has seen an influx of people heading to Devon’s coast and countryside – but Devon County Council is reminding people to “think twice” before heading out

Posted on: 21 May 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Three simple steps you can take to ensure you travel safely as the lockdown eases

The South West Peninsula Road Safety Partnership (SWPRSP) members are concerned about the number of serious collisions that have taken place in recent weeks and increasing traffic levels as lockdown regulations are eased

Posted on: 21 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment