Major road repairs get under way again in Plymouth


Twelve more roads in Plymouth are to get a new lease of life over the next five weeks as the first phase of resurfacing for 2015 gets under way.

Plymouth City Council is spending more than £6 million improving the city’s roads and pavements this year, supported by its commitment to invest an extra £20 million in highway repairs between 2012 and 2022.

The resurfacing works, which get under way on Monday 2 March, will take place on roads where multiple potholes have developed and are causing widespread damage.

They are being carried out alongside the Council’s day-to-day road maintenance programme, which sees 10 gangs carrying out permanent first-time repairs to individual potholes across the city, including one gang operating at night on busier roads that cannot be closed to traffic during the day.

All sites will require road closures during the works and residents and businesses near the works are being notified in advance. Access to properties will be maintained as far as possible and any diversion routes will be signposted.

Works will be taking place on the following roads and dates:

Rochford Crescent
Monday 2 to Wednesday 4 March
7.30am to 5pm

Kennel Hill
Thursday 5 March
7.30am to 5pm

Torridge Road
Friday 6 March
7.30am to 5pm

Devonport Road
Monday 9 March
7pm to 7am

Wolseley Road
Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 March
7pm to 7am

Stonehouse Bridge
Sunday 15 and Monday 16 March
6pm to 6am (Sunday)
7pm to 7am (Monday)

Culver Way
Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 March
7pm to 7am

Alma Road
Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March
7pm to 7am

North Road East
Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 March
6.30pm to 6am

Western Approach
Thursday 16 and Friday 27 March
6.30pm to 6am

Tothill Road
Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 March
7.30pm to 7am

Cattedown Road
Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 April
6.30pm to 6am

The Roadmaster will also be back on Plymouth’s roads from Monday 2 March through to October, following a hugely successful pilot last year. Dubbed ‘the world’s most advanced potholing machine’, this state-of-the-art machinery repaired an extra 11,000 defects in 2014.

Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Transport said: “Improving the condition of Plymouth’s road network will remain a major priority for the Council this year despite widespread Government cuts. We will continue to push for significantly increased funding for our roads and do all we can to repair as many problem areas as possible in the meantime. Introducing new technology like the Roadmaster is just one of the ways we’re tackling the problem of potholes head-on.”