A380 Kingskerswell Bypass- a PFI Contender



A380 Kingskerswell Bypass- a PFI Contender

Authors

HARRISON I, Devon County Council, UK

Description

Kingskerswell is a large village in Devon, situated on the A380, which is the primary highway route from Exeter to Torbay. Just to the north of KingskersweU is the market town of Newton Abbot, and the estuary of the river Teign.

Abstract

Kingskerswell is a large village in Devon, situated on the A380, which is the primary highway route from Exeter to Torbay. Just to the north of KingskersweU is the market town of Newton Abbot, and the estuary of the river Teign.

Torbay is one of Devon's premier tourist resorts, and over the last 20 years Devon County Council has upgraded the .4380 to dual carriageway standard, from the point where it leaves the A38 trunk road near Exeter, to Newton Abbot. These improvements include a bypass to Newton Abbot itself, and viaduct over the river Teign estuary.

The County Council has also constructed several stages of a ring road for Torbay, together with dualling the main route into the town centre. Kingskerswell is thus a bottleneck, as it has only a single earriageway, whereas there are two dual earriageways both north and south of the village.

Publisher

Association for European Transport