Resurfacing continues throughout July


A major programme to repair some of the most severely damaged roads in Plymouth is continuing throughout July.

The 12-week programme of resurfacing and reconstruction got under way last week and will run through to mid-September. As well as resurfacing to whole roads and larger sections of road across the city, works will include structural reconstruction of the worst affected areas.

The works will be carried out alongside an improved day-to-day road maintenance programme, which now sees 10 gangs carrying out permanent first-time repairs to individual potholes, including two operating at night on busier roads that cannot be closed to traffic during the day.

Preventative micro asphalting will also be carried out in the summer to slow the rate of deterioration on 19 other roads across the city. This follows the success of applying micro asphalt to 13 roads last year.

Last week resurfacing was carried out on Glendower Road, Quarry Park Road, Elim Terrace, Abbots Road and Peverell Terrace. The programme for July is as follows:

Friday 4 July
South Down Road
7.30am to 6pm
Road closure with local diversions in place

Monday 7 July
Reservoir Road
7.30am to 6pm
Road closure with local diversions in place

Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 July
Rollis Park Road
7.30am to 6pm
Road closure with local diversions in place

Thursday 10 and Friday 11 July
Langley Crescent
7.30am to 6pm
Road closure, no diversion possible

Sunday 13 and Monday 14 July
St Modwen Road
6.30pm to 6am (both nights)
Road closure, no diversion possible

Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 July
Novorossiysk Road
8pm to 6am (four nights)
Road closure with local diversions in place

Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 July
Crownhill Road
7pm to 6am (three nights)
Road closure with local diversions in place

Thursday 24 and Friday 25 July
Macadam Road
6.30pm to 6am (both nights)
Road closure with local diversions in place

Monday 28 to Thursday 31 July
Lipson Road
6.30pm to 6am (four nights)
Road closure with local diversions in place

Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Transport said: “We’re pulling out all the stops to make extra resources available – in the face of widespread Government cuts – to tackle the severe damage inflicted on our roads.

“This is the second year we’ll be investing an extra £2 million on road repairs, as part of our commitment in 2013 to spend an additional £20 million over 10 years. We will also continue to press the Government for more funding to invest in the widespread resurfacing projects the city needs and deserves.

“In the meantime we’re doing all we can to repair as many problem areas as possible.”

Residents and businesses near the works are being notified in advance and, where road closures are required, diversion routes will be signed. Access to properties will be maintained when and where possible. Residents and visitors are reminded to remove vehicles from these roads before work begins.

Each month the Council will report the works completed and the roads being resurfaced in the forthcoming month.