Herald Express Devon

SOUTH Devon motorists are being affected by the continuing works including road closures around the South Devon Highway.

There have been long queues on the ring road between Paignton and Torquay, and along the Riviera Way road out of Torquay.

Though the new road itself is now open, there is plenty of work still to do in the surrounding area.

Recommended diversions will be signposted and drivers are asked to follow their instructions.

The works are expected to continue until late February and consist of several phases.

As most of the traffic is now on the new dual carriageway local roads are quieter, this enables the completion of works on side roads in the area.

Old Newton Road will be closed between Hazelbank Roundabout and Foredown Road.

This phase is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 1 and last for seven days, and will only go ahead once the earlier works at Aller are successfully concluded.

A project spokesman said on Thursday: “We anticipate the works at the Romany Jones layby will be completed by the end of next week, however the exact date of completion is uncertain.

“Aller roundabout has now been opened, allowing traffic access to and from the A380 into and out of Kingskerswell.

“Works will continue at the Romany Jones junction (under traffic lights), but traffic will no longer be diverted through Aller Brake Road.”

On Monday, February 8 the Aller Link Road will be closed during the day with a local diversion in place.

Further phases of traffic management will take place from late in January and continue until late February at Edginswell and Riviera Way.


These are in order to complete safety barrier and minor surfacing works and are expected to require lane closures only.

Much of this work is dependent on dry weather and may be subject to revision.

Here is a concise summary of the programme with suggested diversion routes:

Mon 01/02 – Sun 07/02 Closure of Old Newton Road or Mon 15/02 – Sun 21/02

Diversion routes:

  • From Hazelbank Roundabout use Aller Park Link Road to Aller Roundabout and take exit for Kingskerswell along Torquay Road exit at Sloop Pub, Barnhill Road, Halls Lane, Rosehill, Church End Road
  • From Church End Road, Rosehill, Halls Lane, Barnhill Road, Torquay Road, Aller Roundabout, Aller Link Road
  • HGV route from Quarry Bickley Road, Gropers Lane, Totnes Rd, for Southbound head to Totnes, then A385 to Paignton then A380 to Torquay or for Nothbound head to Newton Abbot on Totnes Rd and follow A381 to Penn Inn

Mon 08/02 Closure of Aller Link Rd

Diversion route:

  • From Hazelbank Roundabout use Aller Road to Aller Roundabout
  • From Aller Roundabout use Aller Road to Hazelbank Roundabout

Hamelin Way/Kerswell Gardens/Riviera Way:

Thu 28/01 – Tue 09/02 Lane closures to Hamelin Way eastbound and westbound carriageways and new A380 southbound approaches to Edginswell Junction.

These lane closures are to complete barrier installations and surfacing to central islands and will remain in place 24/7, all routes will be available

Wed 10/02 – Mon 15/02 Lane narrowing to Torquay Road north of Kerswell Gardens for barrier installation works.

Scheme in place 24/7 but traffic in both directions maintained throughout.

Tue 16/02 – Fri 19/02 Lane closure to Riviera Way to install barrier and for new footpath/cycleway works.

Lane closure in place 24/7, all routes available.

For the latest news updates please go to the project website where you can find further details about these works.

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