Peninsula Transport welcomes the recent Government announcement regarding the £38 million in funding to support a new road scheme in Devon.

The scheme includes plans to improve the A382 in Newton Abbot between the Trago Mills roundabout and Forches Cross and completion of the Jetty Marsh link road, easing congestion and providing better access to the town. Together with the recently completed A382 phase 1 works and the Houghton Barton development link road on site this month, this improvement will support the construction of 2,500 homes in the area.

Integral to the plans are shared pedestrian and cycle paths along the length of the road, including a bridge to provide a suitable crossing point.

This funding will provide a much-needed upgrade to the A382 for all users, improving journey times, establishing new cycling and walking routes, as well as supporting the construction of thousands of homes in the county.

 A spokesperson for Peninsula Transport said: “This is a welcome announcement and the newly allocated funding will provide an important boost to the Devon and wider economy. It will enable transformative change in the region, which will benefit the local community as well as the environment. Businesses throughout the Peninsula will also benefit from reduced journey time and reliable connections.”