A new bridge over the A379 will be delivered for pedestrians and cyclists. This will be located close to the school and community facilities and will provide a dedicated crossing across the road. At school start and finish times, it is expected that lots of people will be crossing the road, so a bridge has been proposed to provide a safe crossing point close to the school. Crossings of the road in other locations will be included in the proposed junctions.
The county council has undertaken work to inform the expected design of the bridge. Although the principle of this piece of infrastructure is included in planning permission for the housing development, a new detailed application was submitted to Devon County Council, which has subsequently been approved. To view the design of the bridge, please see the plan of the works.
Work tenders have been sought for the construction of the bridge and are currently being evaluated.
The works are expected to start on site early 2022, dependent on the successful contractors programme. Full details of traffic management will be published in due course.