SX8769 : Overhead Sign Gantry on the South Devon Highway

taken 1 year ago, near to Abbotskerswell, Devon, Great Britain

Overhead Sign Gantry on the South Devon Highway
Overhead Sign Gantry on the South Devon Highway
The South Devon Highway (or Kingskerswell Bypass) connects Torbay and Newton Abbot, bypassing the A380 between Penn Inn, Newton Abbot and Kerswell Gardens in Torquay, which was one of the most choked up and heavily used roads in the South West, carrying more than 35,000 vehicles a day. Construction of the 3.4 mile (5.5km) dual carriageway began in 2012 and it was opened in 2015.

This photograph was taken near Milber whilst travelling towards Newton Abbot. The tower of St Luke's Church (SX8770 : St Luke The Evangelist church) can be seen ahead on the left-hand edge of the photograph.
A380 Road
The A380 is an 18 mile long road in South Devon.
It leaves the A38 at Kennford. It then proceeds in a generally southerly direction, climbing over the Haldon Hills before descending past the towns of Kingsteignton and Newton Abbot, where it meets the A381.
Beyond Newton Abbot, the road bypasses the village of Kingskerswell before bypassing the large seaside resort of Torquay. The A380 finally ends at Collaton St Mary, 1 mile inland from Paignton, where it meets the A3022 and the A385. The road is dual carriageway to Churscombe Cross but single south of there.

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Date Taken
Monday, 23 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 875 694 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:30.8398N 3:35.2854W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 875 693
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