Junction improvements on Notte Street


Traffic signals have been removed, restrictions lifted and new pedestrian crossing points provided at the junction of Notte Street and Athenaeum Street, near Plymouth’s waterfront.

The changes have been made to improve traffic flow and make it easier and safer for people to walk along this busy route.

The three-way junction was previously signal controlled, with a right-turn ban from Notte Street into Athenaeum Street and no crossing facilities.

Signals have now been removed and the right-hand ban lifted to keep traffic flowing along Notte Street and improve vehicle access to the Hoe. A designated right-turn lane has also been provided to allow vehicles to turn right without holding up through traffic.

A pedestrian island has been installed on Notte Street, making it safer and easier for people to cross between the Walrus pub and the new Crescent Point development when it opens.

Dropped kerbs and tactile paving have also been provided to improve access for people with mobility problems or visual impairments, as well as those with prams and pushchairs.

Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet Member for Transport and Housing Delivery, said: “We want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to remove blockages on our network and free-up traffic flow, while ensuring safety for all road users. We’ve been reviewing our signalised junctions and crossings as part of this to see whether any could benefit from different measures or layouts. The changes on Notte Street should help to keep traffic flowing and improve things for people walking around this busy area.”