Ground investigation surveys on Plymouth Road

Ground investigation surveys are being carried out on Plymouth Road in Plympton from Monday 23 January, in preparation for the first phase of works to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along the Eastern Corridor.

Specialist contractors will be digging trial pits and boreholes to confirm the ground conditions before the next stage of design gets under way. They will be working along the eastbound carriageway of Plymouth Road and around the junction with Great Woodford Drive and Cot Hill.

Disruption should be minimal as the work will be carried out at night, between 6.30pm and 7am and there will be no works on the weekend. While most of the right hand lane heading towards Cot Hill will be closed, traffic will still be able to turn right at the junction.

The investigations will be complete by Friday 3 February.

These are preparations for the first phase of the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Programme, which will upgrade key signal-controlled junctions along Plymouth Road and in Plymstock to support new homes and jobs planned for the east of the city.

Construction is expected to begin in the autumn.