Work has started on a major Highways widening scheme on Brixham Road between Roselands Drive and Long Road.

The £1.4 million scheme, which is being funded by the Government’s ‘Pinch Point’ programme, will widen this section of road to create two lanes in each direction. The existing carriageway will be resurfaced and improvements will be made to footways, cycleways and street lighting, the works are due to be completed by the end of May.

Councillor Robert Excell, Executive Lead for Safer Communities, Highways, Environment and Sport said: “This road provides an important link to the West of Paignton and Brixham and this scheme shows our commitment to improving one of Torbay’s major routes. This work will help to reduce congestion and allow for future growth within this area. Unfortunately there will be delays but we will be working alongside the Contractor to make sure disruption is kept to a minimum.”

Torbay Council has been successful in obtaining significant funding from Central Government and this scheme is the next phase of an ongoing programme of works to improve sections of Brixham Road and Kings Ash Road.

News archive