A379 – fit for the future? fit for now? fit for the Big Weekend?

by Martin Wrigley on 25 April, 2016

As we continue to campaign to get the Dawlish link road to the Sainsbury roundabout completed, I am being asked about the state of the A379, Dawlish to Exminster.

This is another piece of crucial infrastructure that is being ignored.  A few years ago there was a report that said that the road – and particularly the section through Starcross – was not over capacity.  I think the laocal residents would disagree.

The exisiting Dawlish County Councillor wrings his hands and says there is nothing he can do about it…

With an extra 1,000 new homes to be built in Dawlish, the road is going to come under much more pressure – even if the hoped for improvements come to the train services.

The Big Weekend will no doubt bring the A379 to a standstill…