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Kings Ash Road

Kings Ash House

The engineers have been working on a major new highway scheme to widen part of Kings Ash Road from Churscombe Cross to Luscombe Lane.

The scheme, which is the largest Highway Scheme undertaken by Torbay Council, has been project managed and designed in-house by TDA's engineering team. This has included the design of the carriageway and drainage system, following drainage modelling of the existing and proposed carriageway. The engineers are also supervising the construction of the new road.

The £4.5m scheme, which is being funded by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, will widen this section of Kings Ash Road to create additional lanes and footways. The traffic signal junction at Spruce Way will be widened and the existing life expired traffic lights replaced to allow for future development in this area. The existing carriageway will be resurfaced and there will be improvements to footways, cycleways and street lighting along Kings Ash Road. The main part of the works should take 11 months and are due to be complete by the end of 2017.

Some facts about the scheme, it will include:

  • Over 1km fencing
  • 4k of ducts and drains
  • Storm water attenuation tanks to store up to 334m3 of rainwater
  • Excavating 89,000 tonnes of earth and rock
  • 21,000 m2 of new road surface (3 football pitches)
  • 38 new lamp columns
  • 46 new permanent traffic signs
  • 96 temporary diversion signs.