Tag Archives : roads


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 […]


Derriford Hospital bus interchange now two-way

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange is now complete. The road outside Derriford Hospital has been widened to allow buses to travel in both directions – helping to reduce congestion outside the main entrance and making bus journeys to and from the hospital quicker and more reliable. Four additional bus stops have been […]


Grenades on Tavistock Road – joint statement from Devon and Cornwall Police and Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council has suspended excavation work for the Derriford Transport Scheme following the discovery of more white phosphorus grenades on Tavistock Road today. Ten World War Two grenades were found on Tuesday afternoon and controlled detonations were carried out by the Royal Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team. A further 14 grenades were found […]


One-week lane closure on Outland Road

Drivers heading south along Outland Road (towards the city centre) are advised there will be an extra lane closure next week. Work to install new gullies and a new pedestrian crossing are being carried out as part of the Outland Road Junction Improvement Scheme. The nearside lane will be temporarily closed along a short section, […]


Junction improvements planned for Plymouth Road

We’ve approved work to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along Plymouth Road in Plympton later this year. The Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Programme will see more modern and efficient signals installed, along with capacity improvements and upgraded pedestrian and cyclist facilities. The first phase of the project will extend the right-turn lane to Cot Hill, creating […]


Main work set to start on Derriford Transport Scheme

Major improvement works on the A386 Tavistock Road and William Prance Road will get under way on Tuesday 3 January. The Derriford Transport Scheme will reduce congestion along Tavistock Road and provide better public transport, walking and cycling links – improving journey times for all users. Extra lanes will be created and bus priority measures will […]


Road gritting vehicle being filled at Prince Rock Depot

Plymouth geared up for cold weather

We and our highways contractor Amey are geared up and ready to keep the city moving as the weather turns colder. Amey’s winter service team is on standby 24 hours a day from the beginning of October to the end of March each year. It monitors the weather closely via a dedicated forecast station and two […]


Overnight repairs to Crownhill flyover

The southbound side of Tavistock Road (heading towards the city centre) will be closed under the Crownhill flyover for four nights from Wednesday 26 October. Essential structural repairs need to be carried out on the bridge after it was hit by an abnormal load on Monday 24 October. The road will be closed between Farm […]


Representatives of the Council and SWH signing the new highways contract

Plymouth signs new highways maintenance contract

We have signed a new road maintenance contract with South West Highways (SWH). The company will take over from our current provider in April 2017 and the deal will be for an initial term of seven years, with opportunities to extend by up to three years. SWH will provide dedicated customer liaison officers as part of […]


Share your views on Forder Valley transport improvements

We’re inviting people to share their views on proposals to improve the transport network in the Forder Valley area. Two schemes are being proposed: a new link road between William Prance Road in Derriford and the junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road and improvements to Forder Valley Roundabout. The north of Plymouth is set […]


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 […]


Proposed changes to traffic calming on Central Park Avenue

We will shortly be advertising plans to replace the new priority give way feature (traffic island) on Central Park Avenue with three speed humps. Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet Member for Transport and Housing Delivery says he has received ongoing complaints about the island, which was introduced earlier in the year as part of the Station to […]

Councillor Ricketts with traffic island in Central Park Avenue

Amey Operations Manager Chris Davey, Council Leader Tudor Evans and Councillor Brian Vincent on the Hoe with Amey staff and vehicles

More Plymouth roads to get new lease of life

Twenty more Plymouth roads will get a new lease of life over the next four months as our resurfacing programme for 2016 gets under way. The works, which begin on Sunday 3 April, will take place on main routes where the overall road surface is nearing the end of its life or where multiple potholes have […]


Temporary closure of turning into Lanhydrock Road

The right-hand turning from Embankment Road into Lanhydrock Road is being temporarily closed while emergency gas works are carried out by Wales and West. This is to alleviate congestion caused by traffic queuing attempting to turn right, which is also creating tailbacks on the inbound side of the road. Motorists needing to get to St Judes […]


Junction improvements planned for Outland Road

Work to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along Plymouth’s Outland Road will get under way early next year. The Northern Corridor Junction Improvement Scheme will see more modern and efficient signals installed on the Peverell Park Road, Weston Park Road and Tor Lane junctions, along with new and improved crossing facilities and better priority for […]


Plans submitted for Derriford Hospital Interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been submitted by the Council. The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, estimated to cost just over £2 million, will convert the existing one-way bus link through the hospital to allow buses to travel in both directions. It will also create separate taxi and passenger drop-off points and […]


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 […]