Mannamead Road consultation begins

The junction of Higher Compton Road

Plymouth City Council is seeking residents’ views on £1.5 million plans to improve the traffic flow along Mannamead Road.

A number of changes are proposed for this busy route, which links Manadon Roundabout with Mutley Plain.

Amongst the suggested changes are upgrades to the traffic signals at the junctions with Torr Lane, Higher Compton Road, Seymour Road and College Avenue as well as the introduction of measures that will improve journeys along this route by car as well as by bus, by bike and on foot.

The scheme also aims to review on-street parking along Mannamead Road to explore any opportunities to improve journey times.

Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport and Planning said: “This is a key road for people who are travelling into both the city centre and the district centre at Mutley Plain from the north and the A38. It is crucial to keep traffic flowing and support greener travel as Plymouth continues to grow.

“These improvements will reduce queueing, particularly during the morning and evening rush hours and make it safer and easier for people to walk and cycle along this busy road.”

The Council wants to hear from people who use Mannamead Road as well as those who live close to it about their thoughts on the plans.

People will be able to comment on the proposals so far and to suggest ideas at two events:

• Tuesday 28 November Emmanuel Church Hall, Compton Avenue from 10am to 1pm
• Thursday 7 December Emmanuel Church Hall, Compton Avenue from 4pm to 7pm

The next step will be to refine the options for the junctions, with the feedback provided through the consultation helping in this process. Construction is expected to begin in 2018.

The scheme is part of the transport improvements needed to deliver the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan and reduce delays to all road users across the city, helping to keep the city on the move as it grows and expands.

Click here for more information on the scheme.