Tag Archives : Mark Coker


Morlaix Drive set for significant improvements

Plans to transform a key route in and out of Derriford Hospital will be presented to the public at information events next week. Morlaix Drive is currently a narrow, 300m stretch of road that links Brest Road with the hospital and provides access for the ambulance station, Brest Way and the hospital’s large multi-storey car […]


Charles Cross: Exeter Street lane closures

We’ll get straight to the point; this isn’t good news. We’re going to have to restrict the Exeter Street entrance to Charles Cross roundabout to just one lane from Monday for a period of three weeks. As you may have seen, we’ve been doing some work on a short piece of pavement outside of Buzz […]

Charles Cross update

Plymouth secures transport funding

Plymouth is one of ten cities set to benefit from a significant funding boost. The city will receive a total of £7.6 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, a central Government pot that aims to improve transport provision with a particular emphasis on sustainable transport. Following a successful bid from the Council, the money will […]


Improvements to Plymouth Road getting underway

The much anticipated improvements works on Plymouth Road in Plympton will begin later this month. A key part of the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Scheme, works will replace ageing traffic signal equipment on Plymouth Road with the latest technology, whilst providing more road capacity and improving routes for pedestrians and cyclists. Work will begin on […]


Forder Valley contractor named

Cabinet members have approved a recommendation to name Balfour Beatty as the intended main contractor for Plymouth’s new Forder Valley Link Road. The international infrastructure group was selected via a public sector procurement framework, having already advised on the feasibility, design and pre-construction stages of the scheme. It will deliver all civil engineering activity for […]


Charles Cross: Work starts Monday

Works will begin on the Charles Cross Transport Improvement Scheme from Monday. The long awaited scheme will begin with the setup of the site offices on Hampton Street before main works on the roundabout start later in the week. Charles Cross roundabout is one of the city’s busiest junctions and is on the route for […]

Charles Cross Transport Improvement Scheme

Work on Charles Cross set to begin

Works on the Charles Cross Transport Improvement Scheme will begin on Monday 4 February. Charles Cross roundabout, with Charles Church at its centre, is one of the key junctions on Plymouth’s transport network and accommodates the majority of the city’s bus routes as well as high volumes of traffic. It is also well-used by pedestrians. […]


Funding approved for Plymouth Road works

Junction improvements in the east of Plymouth have been given the go-ahead. The scheme will see ageing traffic signal equipment on Plymouth Road in Plympton replaced with the latest technology and will also provide more road capacity whilst making pedestrian and cycling improvements. A major part of the scheme is an extension to the eastbound, […]

Plymouth Road

Improvements continue for popular cycling and walking route

Work is set to begin on the newest section of the Barbican to Laira Rail Bridge walking and cycling route. The brand new, off-road stretch will link Cattedown Road to Finnigan Road via TR2 and Neptune Park. Meanwhile, the footway along Cattedown Road will be resurfaced and widened with dropped kerbs at crossings added to […]


Charles Cross works to begin in new year

Work to improve Charles Cross roundabout will begin in the new year. The roundabout, with Charles Church at its centre, is one of the key junctions on Plymouth’s transport network, handles high volumes of traffic and is used by the majority of the city’s bus routes. It is also well-used by pedestrians. The Charles Cross […]


Woolwell Roundabout

Signal junction option for Woolwell to The George scheme

Plymouth’s long term plan to tackle one of the worst bottlenecks in the city is likely to include a new signal junction at Woolwell, say transport planners. Extensive modelling has been carried out on a number of options to improve traffic flow between Woolwell Roundabout and The George Junction, a key commuter route into the […]


Improvements continue for popular cycling and walking route

Cycling and pedestrian facilities between the Barbican and Laira Rail Bridge are set for more improvements. Following on from works carried out on Finnigan Road and Clovelly Road earlier this year, new proposals include improvements along Cattedown Road, and a brand new, off-road section through Neptune Park. Already part of the South West Coast Path […]

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Main work set to start on Mannamead Road junction improvements

The Mannamead Road Junction Improvement Scheme is set to get underway. Modern and efficient signals will be installed at a number of junctions along the route with the aim of reducing traffic delays between Torr Lane and Mutley Plain, reducing journey times for motorists and improving service reliability for buses. As well as replacing worn […]