Weather hits cycle link work but it's still on track
BAD weather has put work on a new cycle link in Torbay in a spin.
The wet ground conditions due to the weather have proved challenging for contractors working on the £100,000 cycle link through Hollicombe Park to Preston seafront.
A Torbay Council spokesman said work on the scheme is progressing well and it's still on target for completion in May.
He aid: "We are finding alternative routes for pedestrians where possible.
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"The site compound on Marine Parade being used for storage by the contractors is due to be moved to Hollicombe Park before the beach huts are put in place."
The section includes a new ramp to Preston seafront at Marine Parade.
Torbay Council wants to raise the resort's profile in the cycling world.
The council has been given £525,000 of funding for a series of on and off-road cycle link improvements over the next five years, including the short cut at Hollicombe Park. Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust won £600,000 for an off-road circuit linking Occombe Farm, Cockington and Compton Castle.