Exeter-based South West Highways is to build a bridge to boost cycling on Dartmoor.
The firm will start next month on the 40m-span crossing over the A38 dual carriageway at Heathfield.
Allowing pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders to travel from Newton Abbot to Bovey Tracey, the bridge marks the start of Devon County Council and Dartmoor National Park’s Granite and Gears project.
The government awarded Granite and Gears more than £4M last year to develop trails to open up access to the area.
Devon County councillor Stuart Hughes said: “As with all of our Granite and Gears schemes, this new bridge will play an important part in our cycling strategy.
“Providing infrastructure to connect communities will enable more people to make local journeys on foot or by bike, encouraging more people to cycle and walk more often.
“It will also support the local economy by promoting additional opportunities for recreational walking, cycling and horse riding.”