I welcome the decision by Devon County Council to support the extension to Dinan Way link to the A376. Many Halsdon residents during my time as the Councillor have been very concerned about the amount of traffic travelling through the ward from the northern parts of Exmouth. Mainly Hulham Road, Summer Lane, Littlemead Lane, Roundhouse Ave, Rivermead Avenue, Featherbed Lane and several others through Rivermead Estate. Hopefully the HGV’s that have to use Gipsy Lane/Marpool Hill will be able to use this link road which will be a welcome improvement for safety of children going to Withycombe Primary and Exmouth Community College.
We have been waiting a very long time – over 20 years for this link road. It will also mean a safer Summer Lane as it will then become single track. We all understand the issues of the A376 and the congestion at peak times. To improve the A376 is a very major undertaking and may involve the Clyst St Mary junction/Sandygate and turning by the George and Dragon on through Topsham.