Work has started to widen the Newton Abbot bound side of Riviera Way at the junction of Riviera Way and Newton Road, known locally as Scott’s Bridge.

The road works, which will take up to 18 weeks to complete, will provide a dedicated left turn lane into Newton Road. This lane will improve the traffic flow on Riviera Way, allow additional time when the traffic lights are green and will increase the amount of traffic moving through this junction.

At certain periods during these works, one of the Newton Abbot bound lanes will need to be closed, but this will be limited to outside of peak traffic hours.

Councillor Mark King, Executive Lead for Planning, Transport and Housing said: “These works are part of the Torquay Gateway scheme, which include a range of improvements to the transport links close to the South Devon Highway, Edginswell Business Park and the Torquay Gateway Growth Area. We apologise for any delays these current road works may cause, but they will make a great improvement to the traffic flow in that area.”

All of the improvements for the Torquay Gateway Scheme have been funded through the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal and have been approved by the Local Transport Board.

Chair of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, Steve Hindley said: “I am pleased to see yet another one of our Growth Deal projects taking shape on the ground. The Torquay Gateway scheme adds value to the excellent new access to Torbay created by the South Devon Highway.”

To see all of the proposed works involved in the Torbay Gateway Scheme, as well as a plan for these particular works, please visit

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