Roadworks here there and everywhere

Torbay Weekly

Motorists and pedestrians are advised of two upcoming roadworks due to start towards the end of February 2022, which may bring some disruption to those travelling in the Hele, Upton and St Marychurch area of Torquay.

Both schemes will be carried out by SWISCo Contractor SWH Ltd, on behalf of Torbay Council.

On Monday, 21 February reconstruction work started on Penny's Hill Road, Torquay. The works will see Penny's Hill Road closed from Teignmouth Road junction by Cricketfield Road, down to Lymington Road. This is so a full reconstruction of the road can be carried out and will take up to six weeks to complete.

The diversion for road users during this scheme will take you along Cricketfield Road towards Barton. At the roundabout turn right onto Barton Road. Continue to the roundabout and turn right onto Hele Road, follow the road until you meet the roundabout and turn right onto Teignmouth Road. And vice versa, if travelling from Lymington Road/Teignmouth Road.

A pedestrian diversion will also be in place. Pedestrians will be directed past ATS tyres on to the one-way section of Teignmouth Road, where they can follow the footpath along to link on to Cricketfield Road. And vice versa, if walking from Cricketfield Road direction.

Teignmouth Road roadworks in Torquay will be starting on Monday, 28 February and is due to last up to eight weeks.

The works will see Teignmouth Road closed from Park Road to St Marychurch Road, access to properties will remain and residents have been informed.

The diversion for road users during this scheme will take you along Westhill road, turn left on to Manor Road followed by a left on to Fore street where you can follow the road round to St Marychurch Road. And vice versa, if travelling from St Marychurch.

The footpaths along Teignmouth Road will remain open.

Councillor Mike Morey, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Environment and Culture, said “As you travel around Torquay, please take these two road closures into consideration when planning your journey. We do not take the decision to close roads lightly and we apologise for any disruption and inconvenience these works may cause.”