Drivers, residents and businesses are being asked to comment on new safety improvement proposals for the junction of Tavistock Road and Charlton Road.
The junction is a known accident hotspot and there have been ongoing concerns about safety there over a number of years.
We consulted with local residents last year on access options after the Derriford Transport Scheme is complete and is now asking people to share their views on a preferred option being considered to re-open the right-turn but under new signal control. This would address safety concerns while maintaining access for the local community.
We are making some improvements 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.
However, there is a need to address safety concerns with the right turn into Charlton Road (which has been closed during the Derriford Transport Scheme works).
Proposals include a junction upgrade to install traffic signals on each arm of the junction, including on the inbound side of Tavistock Road and the right turn into and left turn out of Charlton Road.
We are also proposing to widen the access into Charlton Road and improve the turning angle, particularly benefitting left turners. Walking and cycling facilities will also be improved by introducing a traffic island on Charlton Road, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to cross in two stages.
If the plans are approved we anticipate work will take place in the summer (when the road is less busy) and take around eight weeks to complete.
The scheme is estimated to cost around £800,000 and we anticipate this will be funded through the Northern Corridor Investment Fund and developer contributions.
People can view and comment on the proposals online and at two consultation events being held at our Windsor House building on Tavistock Road on Wednesday 21 March (4pm to 7pm) and Saturday 24 March (10am to 1pm). Staff will be on hand to answer any queries.
Consultation will close on Monday 23 April.