People travelling in and around Plymouth can now get updates on roadworks by email.
We’ve launched a weekly roundup, with details of planned (non-emergency) works that are starting over the coming week, as well as ongoing works for major transport schemes.
Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning, said: “There’s never a good time to close busy roads but we know it’s even more frustrating for drivers when they feel they could have been warned in advance.
“We want to make it easier for people to see what roadworks are coming up so they can allow extra time for their journeys or choose an alternative route. These updates list all the works that are planned to start over the following week, helping drivers to plan ahead.”
Our highways contractor Amey is responsible for co-ordinating works carried out by utility companies, developers and other organisations as well as our own repair, maintenance and improvement works.
It does everything it can to co-ordinate works and minimise their impact on the city’s transport network but sometimes essential emergency works have to be carried out at short notice.
Where works are likely to cause significant disruption we and Amey make every effort to publicise them in advance – through the media, online and using advance warning boards and digital messaging signs on the roadside.
To sign up for the weekly roundup (and view a map showing all current and upcoming roadworks) visit our roadworks page.
You can also stay up-to-date on Twitter – follow @plymouthroads and @plymouthcc.