Double dose of good news on Torwood Street front

Torbay Weekly

Torquay's Torwood Sreet road scheme looks like being  completed two weeks ahead of schedule.

The new road surface has started to be laid and  - weather dependent -  the road will be re-opened to traffic by Friday (March 11).

The final layers of surfacing are being added along with the anti-skid surfacing on the approach to the traffic lights. The traffic lights will also be set back up.

There is an outstanding issue with a BT box outside of Elton’s that is being fixed later this month. This means this part of the road will still be fenced off, but the rest of the fences will come down, the diversion will end and the road opened.

A parking promotion to support usinesses in the surrounding area has also been extended to the end of March.

In the three car parks around Torwood Street – Meadfoot Road, Harbour and Beacon Quay - motorists will be able to pay for the minimum hourly rate but stay for three between the hours of 9am and5 pm. The offer can only be redeemed by cash at the machines and not through the RingGo App.

Mike Morey, cabinet member for infrastructure, environment and culture, said: “It is great to report that the works on Torwood Street have progressed quicker than planned and we can get this road re-opened two weeks early. I would like to thank the local businesses for their patience while these much-needed roadworks were completed and also our residents who have had their journeys disrupted.

“I am also glad to say that we have extended the parking promotion. Please use this when visiting this part of town”