A379 STARCROSS. The resurfacing of the main road through Starcross was originally scheduled for year 2021-22 but was postponed pending the result of the pavement widening trials on the basis that both could be completed together. The pavement scheme was dropped and DCC have neither attended to pavements or to the road. Now resurfacing work has been delayed until the Autumn of this year 2023-24. DCC say that it “could possibly have been done earlier but a decision was made to avoid the summer period “ which given the state of the road one might have thought that it warranted work before the Summer. The road is in very poor condition especially from the village down to Cockwood. The Parish Council are in the process of compiling a report on pavement conditions and will continue to raise this plus signage of the cycle path. The DCC Statement on the delay and also information on enforcement of the 20mph speed limit can be seen here:-
We hope that pressure will produce work soon to compare with that done in Kenton recently.