A382 / 383 Link Phase 1 Newton Abbot

Duration: June 2021 – June 2022

Client: Devon County Council 

The site runs from the A382 north of Newton Abbot (SX841734) westwards closely following Staplehill Road before veering south west to closely follow Perry Lane, ending at Howton Road.

The works consist of an improved highway link between the A382 and A383 primarily to serve future development allocated in the area as set out the Teignbridge District Council local plan (NA1 LDP). The scheme design going forward to construction has been amended since planning permission was granted, and no longer includes the full length between the A382 at Forches Cross and the A383 in Howton. Instead, the first section of the scheme being taken forward to construction in April 2022 now only includes the eastern half of the scheme, from the A382 at Forches Cross in the east to Howton Road in the west, from here on in referred to as A382-A383 Link Road Phase 1A.

Improvement Benefits:

  • Release traffic pressure along A382
  • Provide easy access to A38 to the new developments (1000 homes ) coming up from the Houghton Barton area

Traffic Management (TM) Update – A382 Night Closure

Week commencing 23rd May 2022 – 27th May 2022 1900hrs – 0600hrs
On Monday 23rd May – Friday 27th May 2022, there will be a Traffic Management (TM) change between Forces Cross to the Stover Park/Trago Mill Roundabout on the main A382 road.


The A382 will be closed between the hours of 1900hrs – 0600hrs to allow resurfacing and white lining for 5 nights.


Diversionary Traffic Management (TM) will be in place between these times and there will be no access from Forches Cross to Stover Park/Trago Roundabout (A382) in both directions within this time period.


Access to residential properties and businesses from Newton Abbot to Forches Cross and Staplehill Hill Road will still be available within these times.