B3196 Pinch Points
For many years, Parish Councils along the B3196 from Kitterford Cross to Loddiswell have been lobbying Devon County Council for highway improvements to be made.
The road is a vital link for local residents to access both the A38 and local services in Kingsbridge. It also plays a key logistics role in supplying local businesses. There are several pinch points which makes the passage of 2 vehicles impossible, and this is often exacerbated by the rural nature of the area, with farm vehicles also trying to navigate the road. In summer, visitors cause further congestion to the B3196 and long delays are the norm with negative social and economic impacts.
The condition of the B3196, which services many communities, is totally unsatisfactory.
We strongly ask that Devon County Council investigates the B3196 to produce a plan for road widening at various locations, and that exceptional funding be provided to improve the highway.