The recent storms and flooding may have unexpected consequences for transport links into and across the South West.
The need to improve the rail infrastructure through Somerset and into Devon and Cornwall has already been widely reported, but the flooding has also highlighted inadequacies in the road network which could result in improvements being brought forward. This is good news for manufacturing and engineering businesses like Dymond here in North Devon and across the South West.
Particular attention is being given to the A303 linking South West and London. A feasibility study into improving the route is to be brought forward in order to achieve a funded proposal by the end of the year. The focus is on widening the A303 to turn single carriageways into dual carriageways, alleviating major bottlenecks along the route.
As a metal fabrication company based in North Devon, Dymond Engineering uses the road network to transport metal products nationwide, both on our own vehicles and with hauliers. So such major improvement to the A303 is great news.