Resurfacing works continue


Major work to repair some of the most severely damaged roads in Plymouth is continuing throughout August.

The 12-week programme of resurfacing and reconstruction got under way last month and will run through to mid-September.

As well as resurfacing 37 whole roads and larger sections of roads across the city, works will include structural reconstruction of the worst affected areas.

The works are being 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 gangs operating at night on busier roads that cannot be closed to traffic during the day.

Recently completed sites have included Crownhill Road, Macadam Road, Lipson Road and Novorossiysk Road, where works were completed two days early.

Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Transport said: “This year’s programme is already proving successful and it is having a positive effect on the city’s network.”

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.

A full list of the roads being resurfaced is available on our road repairs web page. Works taking place during August are as follows:

Friday 1 August
Saltash Road
8pm to 6am

Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 August (three nights)
Cobourg Street

7.30pm to 6am

Thursday 7 August
Alexandra Road (Crownhill)

8pm to 6am

Friday 8 August
Southern Terrace
6.30pm to 6am

Monday 11 to Thursday 14 August (four nights)
North Prospect Road
6.30pm to 6am

Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 August
Montpelier Road
7.30am to 6pm

Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 August
Hermitage Road
7.30am to 6pm

Friday 22 August
Grafton Road
7.30am to 6pm

Tuesday 26 and 27 August
Hillside Avenue
7.30am to 6pm

Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 August
Connaught Avenue
7.30am to 6pm

All of the works will involve road closures, with local diversions in place.