Our new two-way bus link between the University of St Mark & St John and Derriford Hospital has been given the thumbs-up from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).
The Marjon Link Road, which opened last September, received a silver award in the CCS National Site Awards after being rated excellent overall and receiving ‘exceptional’ scores in both the ‘respect the community’ and ‘value their workforce’ categories.
Silver awards are only given to sites and projects within the top performing three per cent of all the projects and sites assessed by the CCS in the UK.
The scheme was also highly commended in the IHE South West Awards in the Large Project of the Year category.
The Marjon Link Road was delivered by our highways contractor Amey and is a critical piece of the strategic transport infrastructure needed to support the 3,000 new homes and 9,000 new jobs planned for the Derriford area over the next 10 years.
As well as allowing buses to bypass part of the A386 Tavistock Road, it includes a new dedicated right turn lane on Derriford Road for traffic accessing the hospital’s accident and emergency entrance and improved crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.
Other schemes to support the growth of the area include the Derriford Hospital Interchange (due to be completed in October) and the Derriford Transport Scheme, which will improve the A386 between Derriford roundabout and the William Prance Road junction.