Walking and cycling improvement plans in Devon backed by councillors

Councillors have approved plans which set out priorities for developing cycling and walking improvements in a number of areas of the county. Cabinet has backed the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) which outline cycling and walking improvements for Exeter, Teignbridge, and Barnstaple, Bideford and Northam over the next 10 to 20 years. LCWIPs […]

Road repair schemes in Devon to benefit from extra funding

More than 65 road repair schemes in Devon are being brought forward with additional funding recently announced by Government. The council is receiving an extra £6.663 million for highway maintenance this financial year. The money is a share of the Government’s £8.3 billion investment in roads over the next 11 years using funds redirected from […]

Bus passengers on the rise with £2 bus fare cap

Bus passenger numbers across Devon are on the up and it’s hoped that the recent Government announcement to extend the £2 bus fare scheme could encourage others to get on board, according to Devon County Council. The £2 single fare cap has now been extended until the end of 2024. The move will be applauded […]

Devon cabinet approves £154m transport programme

Devon County Council’s cabinet has rubberstamped its £154m Transport Capital Programme this week, which will see an ‘ambitious’ programme of rail and bus improvements, new cycle trails and road schemes across the county. The programme sets out the council’s transport infrastructure priorities for the next two years and will progress many schemes to the design […]

Devon County Council starts smart gully trial to help prevent highway flooding

Devon County Council has announced it has appointed technology company Previsico to trial connected water and silt level sensors along a subset of Devon’s highway gullies. This forms part of the on-going Devon Resilience Innovation Project (Drip) Smart Gullies Trial, which aims reduce flooding on major roads. During heavy rainfall, gullies and drains can become […]

Active Streets Heavitree and Whipton Trial scheme in Devon given green light to proceed

Councillors in Devon have given a trial traffic scheme, which will remove through traffic from Heavitree and Whipton’s key residential areas, the greenlight.    Members of the Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders Committee voted in support of the Active Streets Heavitree and Whipton Trial Scheme when they met on June 20.   Once the trial begins, the first […]

New bus services launched in Devon with improvement plan funding

A new bus service has been launched and another has had its route extended to connect more local communities in Devon. Thanks to funding awarded by the Department for Transport to our Bus Service Improvement Plan, the new X30 service has been launched from Seaton to Exeter, and the 85 from Tavistock to Barnstaple has […]

Devon will spend ‘every penny’ of extra £9.4 million on improving highway network

Devon County Council has said that ‘every penny’ of the extra £9.4 million it has received from the Chancellor’s budget will be spent on improving the highway network and making sure Devon’s roads are more resilient. Earlier this month the council learned that the county’s share of the additional £200 million capital funding from the […]

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