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Exeter M5 junction 29 scheme opened by transport secretary

Redhayes Bridge
Image caption Redhayes Bridge which crosses the M5 near junction 29 won an award when it was built in 2011

A major road scheme near Exeter has been officially opened by Transport Secretary Norman Baker.

The £11m improvements to junction 29 of the M5 include new slip roads to the A30 and Exeter's new science park.

The roads will also serve the Skypark business development, the new town of Cranbrook.

The Redhayes Bridge, which crosses the M5 near the junction, won a British Construction Industry Award in 2011.

After the official opening, Mr Baker was taken on a tour of the £3m energy centre at Skypark.

Work on the junction upgrade began in May 2011.

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