Changes to overnight works around Derriford Roundabout

Some changes have been made to the overnight road reconstruction works taking place around Derriford Roundabout.

Phase two, which was due begin from Monday 11 December, started early and is now complete.

Phase three, originally scheduled for mid-December, is already under way and due to finish this week (weather permitting).

This involves the temporary closure of Tavistock Road inbound from Plymbridge Lane to Derriford Roundabout. Traffic is being diverted from the George Junction via Southway Drive and Looseleigh Lane.

Derriford Road is also being temporarily closed from Derriford Roundabout to Plymbridge Lane. Access from the outbound side of Tavistock Road and Looseleigh Lane is via the short section of bus lane on Plymbridge Lane. Access from inbound side of Tavistock Road (north of the roundabout) is via Runway Road and Plymbridge Lane.

All traffic exiting Derriford Road is being diverted via Plymbridge Lane and Runway Road, where all vehicles can turn right onto Tavistock Road using the bus gate. Traffic wanting to travel inbound towards Plymouth is diverted from The George Junction, via Southway Drive and Looseleigh Lane and back onto Tavistock Road.

Once this phase is complete phase four will begin. This will involve the partial closure of the Brest Road approach to Derriford Roundabout, continuing round onto Tavistock Road. Access into Brest Road will be maintained at all times. When access out of Brest Road is restricted, traffic will be diverted via William Prance Road. One inbound lane will remain available on Tavistock Road at all times.

The final phase of works (originally phase one) will involve the temporary closure of Looseleigh Lane between Looseleigh Close and Derriford Roundabout (in both directions). Access will be via the George Junction and Southway Drive.

All of these works are being carried out at night, with no closures or diversions in place before 7pm or after 6am, to avoid peak traffic times and minimise disruption.

It is hoped the works, being carried out as part of the Derriford Transport Scheme, will be completed earlier than originally planned but this will depend on weather conditions.

From February there will be temporary overnight closures of the roundabout itself, a quarter at a time, for resurfacing. Full details will be announced nearer the time.

Affected residents and businesses will be given advance warning of when work is due to begin nearby. Motorists will be reminded of upcoming works via digital and on-street signs. Diversions will be fully signposted.

For the latest updates on road closures for these works follow @plymhighways and @plymouthcc on Twitter.

The Derriford Transport Scheme is vital to delivering homes and jobs in the north of the city. The Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) is contributing £10.16 million towards the £13 million scheme.

For more information see our scheme web page or email to sign up for the contractor’s fortnightly scheme updates.