Barnstaple North Lib Dem County Councillor Brian Greenslade said “It feels like Christmas for North Devon. Firstly the news of the Tour of Britain cycle race coming to North Devon again and within a couple of days confirmation that the Government will help fund major improvements to the North Devon Link Rd is super news for our area and when delivered will make a significant contribution to improving safety on this road and also help regenerate the local economy.
I have long campaigned for improvements to the Link Rd which has a bad reputation for road safety. I know this will please our former MP Nick Harvey who secured a commitment from senior Cabinet Members for improving the Link Rd prior to the 2015 general election. Also thanks to the Journal for their campaigning in support of winning funding for these improvements.
Having also raised this at County Council I have been very pleased that DCC took this forward and put up a bid for funding which clearly won the day in Whitehall. This work was led by Dave Black the senior officer responsible for infrastructure and North Devon thanks him and his team for helping to bring this about.
Let’s now get to work!”.