Tag Archives : Amey


Resurfacing scheme pays off as pothole compensation claims are slashed

Plymouth’s extensive resurfacing programme is paying off as the amount of claims for compensation for pothole damage has dropped by more than £100,000 in a year. Plymouth City Council has spent £5 million this year on an extensive road resurfacing programme. A new report by the RAC Foundation shows that while in 2014/15 Plymouth City […]


Council garage secures £120k contract to service Amey vehicles

Plymouth City Council has been awarded a contract worth £120,000 to provide vehicle servicing and maintenance for over 50 Amey vehicles, creating more jobs and helping to reduce overheads. The Council’s fleet and garage team will be responsible for the service schedules, vehicle maintenance and breakdown repairs for plant vehicles, heavy goods vehicles and vans. […]


New grit bin for Westcountry Close

Residents in and around Westcountry Close in Weston Mill will find it easier to get around safely this winter, thanks to a new community grit bin funded through our Living Streets scheme. Council Leader and local ward councillor Tudor Evans provided the grit bin through his Living Streets budget to make it easier for people […]


Preventative micro-surfacing for more Plymouth roads

A programme of protective micro-asphalting will get under way on city roads on Thursday 2 October. Micro-asphalting is used as a preventative measure on roads that are showing the early signs of wear and tear. It fills in all the cracks, potholes and voids, improves skid resistance and seals the road, preventing water getting in […]


Summer resurfacing programme enters final month

Major work to repair some of the most severely damaged roads in Plymouth is continuing throughout September. The 12-week programme, which got under way in June, will see 37 whole roads and large sections of road across the city resurfaced. Works also include structural reconstruction of the worst affected areas. The resurfacing and reconstruction works […]


New pothole repair machine takes to the road in Plymouth

A new machine that can repair potholes in minutes has taken to the road in Plymouth. The Roadmaster patcher is the latest weapon in Plymouth’s anti-pothole armoury and one of only 14 currently in the UK. Dubbed ‘the world’s most advanced potholing machine’, the Roadmaster is being hired for a month-long trial at a cost […]


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 […]


Longbridge Road flood defence scheme complete

Work to build a new tidal flood defence wall along a section of Longbridge Road, bordering the River Plym, is now complete. The scheme has been a joint project between Plymouth City Council and the Environment Agency to reduce the risk of flooding in the area and supports Plymouth’s Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. Designed […]


Work to restart on city centre walking and cycling link

The final phase of work to provide an improved walking and cycling route between Exeter Street and North Cross will get under way on Monday 7 July. Originally scheduled to finish earlier this year, the project was delayed by unrelated third party emergency works on Tothill Avenue. Part of the Council’s Plymotion scheme, the improvements […]


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 […]


Work complete on Arnold’s Point flood defence scheme

Work to build a new tidal flood defence wall along Embankment Road has been completed, two weeks early. The Arnold’s Point scheme has been a joint project between Plymouth City Council and the Environment Agency to reduce the risk of flooding in the area. Funded by the Environment Agency through a Flood Defence Grant in […]


Major resurfacing programme gets under way in Plymouth

A major 12-week programme of road resurfacing and reconstruction got under way in Plymouth today. The programme will run through to mid-September and see 37 whole roads and larger sections of road across the city being resurfaced. These are the roads that suffered the worst damage after the severe weather that hit Plymouth over the […]


Response to Pothole Repair Fund allocations

News that Plymouth is to receive just £359,114 from the Government’s Pothole Repair Fund has been met with anger and disappointment today. Council Leader Tudor Evans said: “Once again, Plymouth has been short changed when it comes to funding for pothole repairs. “Why is it that quiet leafy roads in Devon are being awarded almost […]