Another milestone has been reached in Torbay Council’s plan to bring town centre traffic improvements in Torquay, reversing the traffic through Torre.

The plans are on the verge of securing funding with the submission of a business case to the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEPs) Local Transport Board. The Board will meet to discuss the business case at a public meeting on Thursday 9 April 2015.

The work aims to provide more direct access into Torquay Town Centre by reversing the flow of traffic along Union Street and improving key junctions, including Abbey Road/Tor Hill Road, and at the top of Trematon Avenue. The scheme will not only see traffic being able to get into Torre and the Town Centre more easily, but will also reduce journey times, particularly to the Town Centre. Pedestrians and cyclists will also benefit from new crossings and opportunities for improved routes.
Torbay Council’s Environmental Policy Manager, Sally Farley, said: “We are very pleased to see that the plans to improve access to Torquay Town Centre have received widespread approval. We hope that the support continues and the LEP grant the funding for this project.”

It is not too late to submit a comment, and if you have something you would like to say or a question you would like to ask then please email transportation@torbay.gov.uk. For more information on the Torquay Town Centre Access Scheme please visit www.torbay.gov.uk/localtransportboard. Information concerning the Local Transport Board is also available at www.heartofswlep.co.uk/local-transport-board


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