Tag Archives : repairs

Plympton Swimming Pool to close for essential maintenance

Plympton Swimming Pool will be closed for essential maintenance from 1pm on Saturday 8 December until Thursday 27 December. Works will include improvements to the showers and changing rooms as well as relining the underground tank used to hold water for the pool. The gym will remain open as usual throughout the works but there […]

New vehicle fleet to keep Plymouth’s roads moving this winter

Five new multi-function vehicles will help to keep Plymouth’s roads moving this winter. The new trucks have a quick-change body, which means the chassis can be easily fitted with a gritter, tipper or ‘hotbox’ attachment for repairing defects. As well as planned construction and maintenance they can be used for more reactive works and will […]

Electricity cable repairs to begin on Bretonside on Monday

Vehicles will not be able to turn left from Exeter Street into Bretonside from Monday 4 September. Local electricity company Western Power Distribution needs to close a section of the road to repair a faulty oil filled cable. The road will be closed on the westbound (inbound) side only, from Exeter Street to Hawkers Avenue. […]

Retaining wall along Cheltenham Place

Work gets under way to repair wall on Greenbank Road

Work is getting under way to repair a retaining wall alongside one of Plymouth’s busiest roads. The masonry wall below Cheltenham Place (off Greenbank Road) was barriered off after part of it collapsed in autumn 2015 and the footway has been out of bounds ever since. Despite considerable efforts the Council has been unable to establish […]

Plymouth appoints new highways contractor

We have appointed South West Highways as the new contractor for our highways maintenance services. Cabinet members have given the preferred bidder the green light after a rigorous procurement process and contracts are due to be signed next month, following a statutory ‘standstill’ period. South West Highways will take over from our current provider in April 2017 […]

Part of Embankment Road closed for repairs tonight

The outbound side of Embankment Road will be closed for repairs tonight, between Heles Terrace and Lanhydrock Road. Our highways contractor Amey needs to make a permanent repair to the hole that opened up in the road last week. The closure will start at 7pm and diversion routes will be as follows: Traffic from Plymstock […]

Emergency repairs on Embankment Road

Part of Embankment Road is being closed due to a large hole that has opened up on the outbound side (outside Glendinnings). Traffic will be allowed around the repair works but at a very slow speed, which will inevitably cause delays. If the temporary repair does not work a full closure will be implemented in […]

Resurfacing works to continue into December

A five-week programme to resurface 10 of the city’s roads and Charles Cross roundabout will get under way on Sunday 15 November. The works are part of an £11.2 million repair programme that will treat two thirds of Plymouth’s strategic road network (A, B and C roads) over the next three years. More than 60 […]

Extensive footway resurfacing programme to get under way

An extensive footway resurfacing programme is due to get under way in Plymouth on Monday 10 August. Around 60,000 square metres of ‘slurry seal’ will be laid in 61 locations across the city, on footways that are showing the first signs of deterioration. Slurry sealing is used as a preventative measure; as well as filling […]

Youngsters celebrate completion of conservation works on Stonehouse Wall

Youngsters from St George’s Primary School have planted shrubs at Stonehouse Wall to mark the completion of conservation works. The medieval wall, which forms a boundary between Stonehall Flats and the site owned by Princess Yachts, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and dates back to 1540. It used to defend the town of Stonehouse and […]

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 […]

New steps open on South West Coast Path at Jennycliff

We’ve installed new steps on the South West Coast Path near Jennycliff Bay, as part of a £24,000 repair programme for the popular walking route. The previous wooden steps, which had deteriorated considerably since they were installed in 1998, have been replaced with new steps made of recycled composite plastic, which is more resistant to […]