Overnight resurfacing on Tavistock Road

Work to resurface the section of Tavistock Road near Charlton Road will be carried out overnight this Friday (26 October).

This small area on the inbound side of Tavistock Road was not fully resurfaced during the Derriford Transport Scheme works, as the Charlton Road junction was expected to be upgraded over the summer.

However, the transfer of some third party land is taking longer than anticipated and the temporary surfacing currently in place will deteriorate quickly in colder and wetter weather. An improved surface is therefore being laid until we are able to start the junction upgrade works.

The resurfacing will be carried out from 7.30pm to 4am but noise and disturbance will be kept to a minimum after 11pm.

The inbound side of Tavistock Road will be reduced to one lane between the William Prance Road and Plumer Road junctions, with all traffic using the bus lane only. Access into and out of Charlton Road will be maintained at all times.

The right turn into Charlton Road will remain closed while work continues to progress the junction upgrade.

Consultation on the proposed scheme – which includes traffic signals on each arm of the junction, wider access into Charlton Road, an improved turning angle and a pedestrian island on Charlton Road itself – was completed earlier this year and a summary of the feedback can be found here.

The scheme aims to improve safety at the junction, which is a known accident hotspot and where there have been ongoing concerns for a number of years, while maintaining access for the local community.

It will also complement improvements made as part of the Derriford Transport Scheme, including reducing the length of the bus lane on the southbound approach to the junction to allow drivers more time to slow down and turn left into Charlton Road.

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