As someone who uses the North Devon Link Road fairly frequently, I was interested to read this article in the Gazette.
I’m certainly in agreement with the article that the road, as it is, is unsafe, with variable fast and slow stretches, quite a bit of undulation, and numerous heavy vehicles. What always happens (not usually with me because I always give myself ridiculous amounts of time to get to Tiverton Parkway) is that people in a hurry are slowed down by roadworks, or vehicles, or weather, and then get mighty irritated, stepping on the gas when they can and cutting people up when the road returns to one lane, often pretty dangerously.
It really needs to be a dual carriageway, as people come off the M5 not expecting the often sluggish pace of the link road. A dual carriageway would not only be safer but would speed up traffic flow, and make journeys both faster and smoother.
Any thoughts welcome.