Tag Archives : roads


Derriford traffic restrictions to be lifted early

A number of the traffic restrictions in place for the Derriford Transport Scheme are expected to be lifted before the end of the programme, bringing welcome relief to motorists. We have been working with our contractor Amey to free up as much road space as possible, as early as possible, ahead of the scheme’s completion. Councillor […]

Map showing removal of traffic restrictions for Derriford Transport Scheme

Changes to overnight works around Derriford Roundabout

Some changes have been made to the overnight road reconstruction works taking place around Derriford Roundabout. Phase two, which was due begin from Monday 11 December, started early and is now complete. Phase three, originally scheduled for mid-December, is already under way and due to finish this week (weather permitting). This involves the temporary closure […]


Forder Valley Link Road ground investigations

We would like to make it clear that work is not starting on the new Forder Valley Link Road scheme today, as has been reported by some media. The scheme design is yet to be finalised and the final business case is still to be submitted. Specialist contractors are digging trial pits and boreholes from this […]


Ground investigations for Forder Valley Link Road

Specialist contractors will be carrying out ground investigations for the new Forder Valley Link Road from Monday. Trial pits and boreholes are being dug along the proposed route of the new link road and at the Forder Valley Road/Novorossiysk Road junction to confirm the ground conditions and help further guide the next stage of detailed […]


Derriford roadworks restrictions temporarily lifted for Christmas

We’re temporarily lifting some of the roadworks restrictions in Derriford to help keep traffic moving during the busy Christmas period. The contraflow between Derriford Roundabout and Honeyford Close will be removed overnight tonight as the newly rebuilt northbound lane re-opens to traffic. The two southbound lanes will also be re-opened from Plymbridge Lane to the roundabout, […]


Overnight works around Derriford Roundabout

Overnight works to reconstruct the road around Derriford Roundabout are programmed to begin from Monday 27 November as part of the Derriford Transport Scheme. All work will be carried out at night and no closures or diversions will be in place before 7pm or after 6am, to avoid peak traffic times and minimise disruption. This […]


Taking stock of improvements on main route into city

Residents who live near or travel through Plymstock using the A379, including Billacombe Road and Elburton Road, are being asked to help us take stock of recent road improvements. A three-week engagement starting on 20 November will ask local people to give feedback about how the road improvements have affected them and if there are any […]


Improved walking and cycling links between Barbican and Laira Rail Bridge

We’re inviting feedback on planned walking and cycling improvements between the Barbican and the Laira Rail Bridge. The route, which forms part of the South West Coast Path and National Cycle Network route 27, will benefit from improved road crossings, new and improved footways and off-road cycle paths, on road cycle lanes, cycle parking, better […]


Preferred proposals for improving traffic flow along Plymouth Road

People are being asked to share their views on preferred proposals for improving traffic flow along the B3416 Plymouth Road, from Marsh Mills to Glen Road. The Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements Programme aims to reduce journey times for motorists and buses and improve pedestrian safety and facilities for cyclists. By reducing delays along this busy […]


Junction improvements on Notte Street

Traffic signals have been removed, restrictions lifted and new pedestrian crossing points provided at the junction of Notte Street and Athenaeum Street, near Plymouth’s waterfront. The changes have been made to improve traffic flow and make it easier and safer for people to walk along this busy route. The three-way junction was previously signal controlled, […]


Be Safe, Be Seen on Plymouth’s roads this winter

We’re teaming up with Radio Plymouth and SWH Group to remind all road users to ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ during the autumn and winter months. The clocks have gone back, the days are getting shorter and darker, wetter and colder conditions are starting to set in – which means pedestrians and cyclists are less visible to […]


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 […]


William Prance Road to re-open westbound

William Prance Road will re-open westbound from the Brest Road roundabout to Tavistock Road on Wednesday 1 November, bringing welcome relief for local residents and businesses. The first phase of works on this road is nearly complete and from Wednesday vehicles will be able to turn left onto Tavistock Road towards Crownhill or right towards […]


Further measures to help alleviate congestion around Southway and Derriford

The Herald has run a number of stories recently about traffic delays in and around the Southway area. We’d like to reassure people that we do everything we can to co-ordinate planned roadworks and minimise their impact on our transport network. We avoid programming non-emergency work alongside major improvements like the Derriford Transport Scheme unless […]


Update on works on William Prance Road

Work at the junction of William Prance Road and Tavistock Road is expected to finish in around a month. Part of the Derriford Transport Scheme, this work was originally programmed to finish by the end of this month but we have had to deal with a number of unforeseen setbacks, including the discovery of an unused asbestos […]


Change of signal priorities at Outland Road, Ham Drive and Weston Park Road junction

Traffic signal priorities will be changed at the junction of Outland Road, Ham Drive and Weston Park Road this week. At the moment, traffic from Ham Drive and Weston Park Road heads onto Outland Road at the same time and drivers turning right have to give way to oncoming traffic. The signals will be changed […]


Road closures for student arrivals this Friday and Saturday

There will be some road closures in the North Hill/Greenbank area on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 September to allow for University of Plymouth student arrivals. The closures will be in place from 7am to 10pm on both days and will affect: Gasking Street, from Ebrington Street to Exeter Street North Street (southbound only), from […]


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. […]


Traffic delays on Tavistock Road and Outland Road

We would like to apologise to people affected by delays on the A386 Tavistock Road and Outland Road today. In April we provided a short additional lane just after Sendall’s Way to help relieve congestion on the northbound approach to Derriford Roundabout during the Derriford Transport Scheme works. We will keep this temporary arrangement in place wherever […]


Signal failure on Derriford Roundabout

Engineers are investigating an electrical fault that has affected all of the signals on Derriford Roundabout. People travelling along the A386 Tavistock Road are asked to take care, particularly pedestrians. We are working with Western Power Distribution to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency.


Signal failures on Derriford roundabout

People travelling to and from Derriford along the A386 Tavistock Road are warned to expect delays heading into the evening rush hour. A number of the signals on Derriford Roundabout are currently not working. This is likely to cause congestion and drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. The problem is also affecting […]


Update on measures to alleviate congestion during Derriford roadworks

We are continuing to monitor traffic flow and adjust arrangements to alleviate congestion as much as possible while work is carried out on the Derriford Transport Scheme. An additional lane will be opened on the northbound approach to Derriford Roundabout (after Sendall’s Way) from tomorrow (Saturday 22 April), following the recent adjustment to traffic lights to […]


2017 resurfacing programme gets under way in Plymouth

Ninety Plymouth roads will get a new lease of life over the next 12 months as part of a £6.39 million investment in carriageway and footway repairs. Our resurfacing programme for 2017/18 will get under way on Tuesday 18 April, targeting stretches on main routes where the overall road surface is nearing the end of its […]

Council Leader Ian Bowyer, Adrian Trim (our Head of Highways, Parking and Marine Services), Councillor Ricketts and Neal Gibson (Operations Manager for SWH).

Council and SWH managers outside Guildhall

New road maintenance contract for Plymouth

Plymouth’s road maintenance services have now transferred to South West Highways (SWH). SWH are carrying out all day-to-day construction and maintenance works on the highway and will manage the winter roads service (which runs from the beginning of October to the end of March). All other functions are being managed by the Council, to ensure […]


Plymouth gearing up for new road maintenance contract

Preparations are progressing well for the transfer of Plymouth’s road maintenance services to South West Highways (SWH) in April. Some functions are moving back to the Council under the new contract to ensure greater control over which works are carried out where and when. Functions we will manage include: inspections, audits and road safety; co-ordination and licensing […]


Temporary outbound closure of Ham Drive from Outland Road

The outbound side of Ham Drive will be temporarily closed at the Outland Road end from Monday 27 February. The road will be closed between Outland Road and Camilla Terrace for up to four weeks, while work nears completion on the Outland Road Junction Improvements Scheme. A signed diversion will be in place and there […]


Olympic Way and Jubilee Road opened up to help keep city moving

Restrictions have been lifted on two roads in Derriford and West Park to help keep traffic flowing and reduce congestion. Olympic Way, which runs between Tavistock Road and Plymbridge Road, was previously a bus lane but has now been opened to all vehicles. The bus lane was installed as part of the development of the […]


Lane closures on Outland Road

Drivers heading south along Outland Road (towards the city centre) are warned there will be further lane closures next week and at the beginning of the following week. Works are being carried out between Torr Lane and Weston Park Road as part of the Outland Road Junction Improvement Scheme. Every effort will be made to […]


Ground investigation surveys on Plymouth Road

Ground investigation surveys are being carried out on Plymouth Road in Plympton from Monday 23 January, in preparation for the first phase of works to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along the Eastern Corridor. Specialist contractors will be digging trial pits and boreholes to confirm the ground conditions before the next stage of design gets […]


Excavation works to resume on Tavistock Road – joint statement from Devon and Cornwall Police and Plymouth City Council 

Excavation works are to resume on Tavistock Road today, following a further multi-agency meeting yesterday (Tuesday 17 January). A detailed plan has been agreed by all agencies involved, including ordnance specialists, with contingencies in place for managing the safe search, extraction and removal of any further similar devices located on site. It is anticipated that […]