Tithebarn Lane Cycle Bridge

The construction of the final phase of Tithebarn Link Road started in April 2017 and is due to be completed in February 2018.

The new road will serve new housing developments at Redhayes and Mosshayne and will enable Anning Drive through Science Park to return to a private estate road. The scheme will also incorporate best practice design features for pedestrians and cyclists with segregated routes, side road priority and conveniently located crossing facilities, recognising future plans for a neighbourhood centre as part of the Redhayes development.

Part of this final phase is the construction of a new 3m wide, 60m span pedestrian/cycle bridge over the M5 motorway alongside the existing Tithebarn Lane Overbridge. This will improve pedestrian/cycle access between new developments west and east of the motorway.

The new bridge was lifted into place on Saturday 18 November in one single night-time operation. Work is ongoing on site with the construction of the approach footpaths and finishing off work. The Bridge will therefore not become operational until this work has been completed. This is likely to be in February 2018.

Watch a time-lapse video of the bridge being lifted into place below:


In the summer of 2015, as part of the first section of link road between Cumberland Way and Science Park, carriageway widening on the existing Tithebarn Lane Overbridge was carried out to achieve a consistent standard of road, capable of two-way traffic. This removed the southern footpath on the bridge.

It was, therefore, necessary to provide an additional safe and convenient pedestrian and cycle bridge over the motorway Рit will complement the existing Redhayes Bridge by providing a greater choice of routes and increased accessibility for people travelling to and from housing and employment sites both sides of the M5.


The scheme is being funded through a combination of Highways England Growth and Housing Fund and developer contributions.

Local businesses

Exeter Science Park and Sunnymead Kennels will remain open as usual throughout the work.


If you require more information please call 0345 155 1004.