The A361 North Devon Link Road widening project in the South West as the Department for Transport has committed £60m in funding. Modernisation and upgrade works will now start this month.
The scheme extends 11km from Portmore Roundabout on the outskirts of Barnstaple to Filleigh Cutting to the north of South Molton. The widening includes three sections of the Link Road, covering 7.5km, to create three traffic lanes, two in one direction and one in the other direction.
Devon County Council is leading the major project and will boost the local economy by supporting plans for 6,700 new homes in the region. The council might soon formally announce the winning contractor for the project this week.