TRAVELLING between Newton Abbot and Torquay reveals the massive construction work now underway on the new Kingskerswell bypass.
Months of earth moving, pile driving and concrete pouring may bring back memories for people in Teignmouth of the time when a major new road was built through the heart of their town in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
When the nation discovered the delights of English seaside holidays in the 1960s, the old pre-war roads of Teignmouth could not cope and became jammed with cars.
Across the county Devon County Council's highways department began a programme of bypasses taking traffic out of the high streets.
Teignmouth saw an elevated carriageway built through the outskirts of the town. The Exeter Road was widened and new access road to the quays built.
The project did not go entirely smoothly. One picture shows an excavator crashed into the side of a buiding which had to be demolished.
The aerial picture shows the new road. It was taken in the late 1970s and also gives us a bird's eye view of the docks before major redevelopment.
It remains a thriving port.