Traffic Updates

Forches Cross road will become permanently closed (from Mid-June 2022) when the new Link Road is complete. Currently, it is only temporary closed as we excavate to install WPD (Western Power Distribution) Cable along this route.

When the installation of WPD Cable is complete, the road will be re-open again until the New Link Road is complete.

DCC are working out on the Permanent signs (Road Closed/New Road Layout ) and this will be ready before they officially close that section of the road & divert the traffic through the New Link Road.

Businesses are open as usual throughout this period and minor traffic interruption will be incurred during the diversions period.

Upcoming works, Night Closures and Diversions

·       3/5 – 31/5 Road Closure to Perry Cross for final surfacing work – Diversion to be in place.

·       23/5  – 27/5 Night Road Closure to A382 ( Between  Forches Cross & Stover School – Diversion to be in place.


Week commencing 18th April 2022

Traffic Update April 2022
On Tuesday 19th April 2022, there will be a Traffic Management (TM) change at Forches Cross (A382/ Staplehill Road).


At the Forches Cross junction , Staplehill Hill Road will reopen to allow access to businesses and residential properties whilst the new link road that has been constructed will be closed to allow final surfacing and completion of kerbing and the footpath. 21st April – 8th May -Staplehill road to open from Plants Galore to Perry Cross.


The junction between the A382 and Staplehill Road (Plants Galore and other businesses will now remain open until completion of this project and road signage will be changed accordingly to direct traffic back on to the original route throughout this period. Staplehill Road, between Plants Galore and Perry Cross, will close again permanently w/c 9th May 2022 as the new footpath is constructed along that section of road.


Businesses will be open as usual to allow traffic and public access.


Week commencing 2nd May 2022

Traffic Update April 2022, w/c 2nd May
On Tuesday 3rd May 2022, there will be a Traffic Management (TM) change at Perry Cross (A382/ Staplehill Road).


The Perry Cross junction with Staplehill Road will close for two weeks to allow final surfacing on the new link road. This will remain closed for two weeks. There will be no access from the A382 (Forches Cross to Staplehill Road North of the New Link Road and a diversionary route will be in place. The new link road from the A382 to Plants Galore and other businesses on this estate will remain closed until the project completes.


Staplehill Road from A382 (Forches Cross) to Perry Cross will reopen to allow access to residential properties south of the new link road.


There will be resurfacing work at Staplehill Road/Perry Cross Junction starting 3rd May 2022 and will last approximately 3 days in duration. Access to residential properties in this area (South of the new link road) will be maintained at all times but please allow some delay for access at certain times.


Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst these works are being carried out.


Traffic Management (TM) Update – A382 Night Closure

Traffic Update May 2022, w/c 23rd May
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.