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A382 – Newton Abbot to the A38 at Drumbridges roundabout

What we are doing

Improvement work to the A382 in Newton Abbot is taking place between Forches Cross and Whitehill Cross forming the first phase of the major Devon County Council scheme to upgrade the link.

The work started on 10 February 2020 with an estimated end date of early 2021.

The majority of the construction work will be carried out away from the line of the existing road, and in order to minimise disruption one lane in each direction will be kept open where possible. However, there will be times when it will be necessary to reduce the traffic flow to a single lane using traffic lights, but this will be undertaken outside of peak hours.

Advance notice of traffic control measures will be signposted on site and access to nearby homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.


The route is being realigned and widened and a new pedestrian and cycle path constructed between Forches Cross and Whitehill Cross, and a new roundabout will be constructed at Ringslade Road junction.

The A382 Newton Abbot to Drumbridges scheme will improve safety and provide additional capacity to relieve pressure on existing roads.

The scheme is part of Teignbridge District Council’s adopted Local Plan (2013-2033) and will unlock economic growth for development to the west of Newton Abbot by providing the main access to a proposed employment site and new homes in the area. The new pedestrian and cycle path will also encourage sustainable travel to and from the town.

The improvements to the A382 will be carried out in phases, with this first phase of the scheme approved by County Councillors in September 2019 and is being funded by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSWLEP), Teignbridge District Council and Devon County Council.

The scheme is part of Teignbridge District Council’s adopted Local Plan between 2013 and 2033.

More information

More information on this project can be found on our A382 Corridor page.