Topsham Road congestion plans gets go-ahead

PUBLISHED: 12:24 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:12 10 June 2010

THE controversial new congestion plan for Exeter was given the go-ahead by Devon County Council.

THE controversial new congestion plan for Exeter was given the go-ahead by Devon County Council.

The £35 million plan which includes adding bus stops and doubling up outbound lanes on Topsham Road were approved at the executive meeting after a controversial public consultation.

The council will now be moving forward with its plans to create two outbound lanes in Topsham Road from its junction with School Lane to the Countess Wear roundabout.

Devon County Council (DCC) revealed that more than 600 people attended the exhibitions - the Topsham Road proposals caused the most concern with 185 people against the plan.

The main concern raised by residents was that of safety and that widening the thoroughfare would increase traffic in the area.

There will also be changes to the Exe bridges and Countess Wear roundabouts.


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