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Devon Council

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Devon County Council
Location Map ( geo)
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Primary Destinations
Barnstaple • Bideford • Exeter • Exmouth • Honiton • Tavistock
Other Important Destinations
Ilfracombe • Kingsbridge • Newton Abbot • Tiverton
Cornwall • Dorset • Plymouth • Somerset • Torbay
National Highways Roads
M5, A30, A35, A38

Devon County Council is the Highway Authority responsible for all public roads in the non-metropolitan county area of Devon, with the exception of Trunk roads managed by National Highways.

It lies within the historic county of Devon. However, the council does not manage roads within other authorities that lie within historic Devon such as Plymouth City Council or Torbay Council.

Highways management

The council is responsible for the maintenance of 12,820 km (8,012 miles) of roads and associated footpaths in the county, this being the longest road network of any Local Highway Authority in England. The council also maintain 3,500 bridges, 1550 traffic signals over 122 sites, traffic signs, road markings and street lights. Pre salting is undertaken on most principal class roads (A Roads).


All work on the network is completed by SWH Ltd.

Devon Signs

Devon is unique in that since the 1980s, the local authority have colour coded rural local routes into blue, brown, and white. This colour coding is visible on signposts and indicates the types of vehicle that are recommended on the route[1].

Primary Destinations

The following Primary Destinations are located within the council area:

Trunk Roads

The following roads that run through the council area are at least partially Trunk Roads, and therefore managed by National Highways:

Principal and Classified Numbered Roads

The following is a list of A and B classified roads that are at least partially managed by the council:

Route From To Length


A30 Hounslow Land's End 284 miles View
A38 Bodmin Mansfield 309.7 miles View
A39 Corston Falmouth 204 miles View
A358 Williton Axe Bridge 43.2 miles View
A361 Ilfracombe Kilsby 213 miles View
A373 Honiton Cullompton 10.4 miles View
A375 Honiton Sidmouth 8.8 miles View
A376 Clyst St Mary Exmouth 7.7 miles View
A377 Exeter Barnstaple 40.6 miles View
A379 Exeter Plymouth 70.0 miles View
A380 Kennford Collaton St Mary 18 miles View
A381 Teignmouth Salcombe 34 miles View
A382 Newton Abbot Whiddon Down 19.1 miles View
A383 Kingsteignton Bickington 7.1 miles View
A384 Buckfastleigh Dartington 4.3 miles View
A385 Collaton St Mary South Brent 10.8 miles View
A386 Appledore Plymouth 60.0 miles View
A388 Saltash Landcross 48.7 miles View
A390 Tavistock Three Burrows 59.8 miles View
A396 Marsh Street Cowley 42 miles View
A399 South Molton Ilfracombe 22 miles View
A3015 Sowton Exeter 5.2 miles View
A3052 Charmouth Clyst St Mary 27.0 miles View
A3072 Bickleigh Bude 53.5 miles View
A3079 Fowley Cross Dunsland Cross 12.8 miles View
A3121 Wrangaton Ermington 6.1 miles View
A3122 Halwell Dartmouth 6.9 miles View
A3123 Mullacott Cross Kentisbury Cross 6.9 miles View
A3124 Whiddon Down Great Torrington 23.6 miles View
A3125 Barnstaple Barnstaple Town Centre 2.5 miles View
A3126 West Exe Roundabout Bolham Road Roundabout 1.5 miles View   
B3042 Witheridge Eggesford Station 9.4 miles View
B3060 Churscombe Paignton 1.6 miles View
B3096 Chawleigh Leigh Cross 2.9 miles View
B3123 Alphington Matford 1.5 miles View
B3137 Tiverton South Molton 20.7 miles View
B3138 Rumsam, Barnstaple Newport, Barnstaple 0.78 miles View
B3149 Pottington Barnstaple 0.57 miles View
B3161 Colyford Colyton 1.0 mile View
B3165 Somerton Lyme Regis 30.5 miles View
B3170 Taunton Stopgate 10.5 miles View
B3172 Boshill Cross Seaton Down 4.2 miles View
B3174 Clyst Honiton Seaton 11.3 miles View
B3175 All Saints Road The Esplanade 0.3 miles View
B3176 Sidmouth Bowd 2.4 miles View
B3177 Ottery St Mary Patteson's Cross 4.5 miles View
B3178 Newton Poppleford Exmouth 11.6 miles View
B3179 Clyst St George Knowle 5.7 miles View
B3180 Daisymount Lympstone Common 7.8 miles View
B3181 Appledore Pinhoe 16.1 miles View
B3182 Magdalen Street Friars Green 0.05 miles View
B3183 Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter Honiton Road, Exeter 3.3 miles View
B3184 Clyst Honiton Nine Oaks 3.5 miles View
B3186 Newton Ferrers Yealmpton 3.6 miles View
B3190 Five Bells Bampton 17.1 miles View
B3192 Ashcombe Cross Teignmouth 5.0 miles View
B3193 Kingsteignton Dunsford (E) 11.4 miles View
B3195 Higher Sandygate Newton Abbot 3.9 miles View
B3196 Kitterford Cross Loddiswell 5.5 miles View
B3204 Main Road Fore Street 1.2 miles View
B3205 Stoke Fleming (NE) Hillhead 4.6 miles View
B3206 Easton Chagford 1.5 miles View
B3212 Whipton, Exeter Yelverton 35.7 miles View
B3213 Ivybridge Wrangaton 4.2 miles View
B3215 North Tawton Okehampton 5.4 miles View
B3216 Jacobstowe Hatherleigh 2.5 miles View
B3217 Dolton Atherington 8.4 miles View
B3220 Morchard Road Winkleigh 7.8 miles View
B3222 Exebridge Barlynch 4.3 miles View
B3223 Dulverton Watersmeet 20.2 miles View
B3226 King's Nympton Station South Molton By Pass 10.8 miles View
B3227 Langford, Taunton Stibb Cross 57.9 miles View
B3229 Kentisbury Ford Easter Close Cross 1.4 miles View
B3230 Barnstaple (NE) Ilfracombe 9.6 miles View
B3231 Braunton Croyde 4.7 miles View
B3232 Great Torrington Roundswell, Barnstaple 9.1 miles View
B3233 Bideford Bickington 8.3 miles View
B3234 Barbrook Lynmouth 1.5 miles View
B3236 Northam Bideford Bypass 2.6 miles View
B3237 Clovelly Cross Clovelly 1.4 miles View
B3248 Clovelly Dykes, Baxworthy Cross 5.7 miles View
B3254 Sandplace Kilkhampton 41.2 miles View
B3257 Plusha Bere Alston 21.0 miles View
B3260 Okehampton By Pass(E) Meldon 3.9 miles View
B3261 Kilmington Raymond's Hill 2.8 miles View
B3343 Mullacott Cross Woolacombe 3.7 miles View
B3344 Bovey Tracey Chudleigh bypass (NE) 6.5 miles View
B3352 Peartree Cross Stawell's Bush Cross 2.1 miles View
B3357 Tavistock Dartmeet 13.8 miles View
B3358 Simonsbath Friendship Farm, Blackmoor Gate 7.3 miles View
B3362 Gulworthy Lawhitton 11.2 miles View
B3372 Marley Cross Woodpecker Junction 2.2 miles View
B3380 Dart Bridge, Buckfast Lower Dean 1.7 miles View
B3387 Bovey Tracey Widecombe-in-the-Moor 6.7 miles View
B3391 Burlescombe Hemyock 4.6 miles View
B3392 Harraton Cross, Modbury Bigbury-on-Sea 5.0 miles View
B3416 Deep Lane Junction, Plympton Marsh Mills, Plymouth 3.7 miles View
B3417 Plympton Lee Moor 4.1 miles View
B3440 Willand Uffculme 2.0 miles View     

Classified Unnumbered (Class III) and Unclassified Roads

Main Article: Devon Council (Class III roads)

For its Class III road network, Devon County Council uses "C" prefixes. They also choose to number their Unclassified Road network with a number of differing prefixes.


Main Article: Devon Council (Junctions)

Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Devon Council (Crossings)



Devon Council
A30 • A30/history • A38 • A39 • A358 • A361 • A373 • A375 • A376 • A377 • A379 • A380 • A381 • A382 • A383 • A384 • A385 • A386 • A388 • A390 • A396 • A399 • A3015 • A3052 • A3072 • A3079 • A3121 • A3122 • A3123 • A3124 • A3125 • A3126 • B3042 • B3060 • B3096 • B3123 • B3137 • B3138 • B3149 • B3161 • B3165 (Somerset) • B3170 • B3172 • B3174 • B3175 • B3176 • B3177 • B3178 • B3179 • B3180 • B3181 • B3182 (Exeter) • B3183 • B3184 • B3186 • B3190 • B3192 • B3193 • B3195 • B3196 • B3204 • B3205 • B3206 (Easton - Chagford) • B3212 • B3213 • B3215 • B3216 • B3217 • B3220 • B3222 • B3223 • B3226 • B3227 • B3229 • B3230 • B3231 • B3232 • B3233 • B3234 • B3236 • B3237 • B3248 • B3254 • B3257 • B3260 • B3261 • B3343 • B3344 • B3352 • B3357 • B3358 • B3362 • B3372 • B3380 • B3387 • B3391 • B3392 • B3416 • B3417 • B3440 (Devon) • Exeter Bypass • West Devon Drive
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