Pinch Point Funding

£200m of funding has been made available by the Highways Agency to alleviate congestion that is blocking potential economic growth. The money will be used for schemes that are on the strategic road network, cost in the region of £10m or less and can be achieved by 2015. Ten schemes have been identified in Devon and Somerset through consultation with local authorities and other parties, but we need to prioritise them. Please let us have your comments by close of play on Friday 18 May by emailing lep@coastmarcoms.co.uk. Feel free to alert others to this.

Please rank the proposals outlined below in order of priority 1-10 (with 1 being the most important and 10 being the least):

  1. Plymouth for the A38 Parkway – improvement of sliproads at the Manadon junction
  2. Plymouth for the A38 Parkway – signalisation of the Forder Valley junction
  3. Plymouth for the A38 Parkway – implementation of traffic management measures using Variable Messaging Systems to manage flows through and between the major junctions of the Parkway where it passes through the city boundaries
  4. Devon M5 – improvement of the Southbound off sliproad at junction 30
  5. Devon M5 – introduction for signals at junction 27 interchange which gives access to the North Devon link road
  6. Devon A38 – signalisation of the roundabout at the Drumbridges interchange where the A38 crosses the A382 linking to Newton Abbot in one direction and Bovey Tracey in the other
  7. Somerset A303 – Cartgate junction, to eliminate the queuing for traffic from Yeovil by providing an additional left turning lane
  8. Somerset M5 – introduction of traffic signals and slip road enhancements at junction 23
  9. Somerset M5 – introduction of traffic signals and slip road enhancements at junction 24
  10. Somerset M5 – introduction of traffic signals and slip road enhancements at junction 25